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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 255
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pablo Sandoval is batting second for the Red Sox on Thursday night against the Royals.
It's his first time hitting second since 2012. Sandoval has mostly been a disappointment in his first year with the Red Sox, but he does have three doubles, a homer, and four RBI over his last five games. Maybe this is the start of a strong finish from Kung Fu Panda. Aug 20 - 3:34 PM

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Pablo Sandoval (elbow) is in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday night against the Indians.

Sandoval sat out Sunday after taking a Felix Hernandez pitch off his right elbow on Saturday afternoon. He is starting at third base and batting sixth Monday versus Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.
Aug 17 - 3:36 PM

Pablo Sandoval's X-rays came back negative.

He's day-to-day with a bruised elbow. Sandoval may have stayed in if the Red Sox hadn't built such a big lead. Brock Holt will be a candidate to start at third base if Sandoval has to sit out Sunday's series finale.
Aug 15 - 5:58 PM

Pablo Sandoval was removed from Saturday's game against the Mariners with a right elbow contusion.

Sandoval blasted a home run off Felix Hernandez earlier in the ballgame, then was drilled in the elbow his next time to the dish. The fact that the Red Sox had a massive lead early on probably contributed to the early departure as well.
Aug 15 - 3:17 PM

Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Sandoval has been dealing with a jammed left thumb and manager John Farrell thought it was a good idea to give him a couple days of rest in a row with Monday's off day. He'll be ready Tuesday. Brock Holt is at third base Sunday.
Aug 9 - 10:19 AM

Pablo Sandoval is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

He left Friday's game early after jamming his left thumb. Even though it seems like he's always getting hurt, Sandoval has only missed 12 games this year. Formerly a switch hitter, Sandoval has only hit left-handed the last few months.
Aug 8 - 5:28 PM

Pablo Sandoval was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers due to swelling in his left thumb.

It has been a recurring injury for the rotund third baseman, after having jammed his thumb several times. He should be ready to return to the Red Sox lineup in a day or two
Aug 8 - 8:36 AM

Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

He's sitting in favor of Travis Shaw at third base. Sandoval is hitting only .200/.236/.229 this season versus lefties.
Aug 7 - 3:43 PM

Pablo Sandoval (forearm) belted a solo homer in one of his four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Sandoval hadn't started since last Thursday due to a bruised left forearm. He's hitting a disappointing .259/.305/.385 with nine longballs and 35 RBI this season.
Aug 5 - 8:36 AM

Pablo Sandoval (forearm) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Sandoval hasn't started a game since taking a pitch off his left forearm last Thursday evening. He just has a bruise and should be good to go this week.
Aug 3 - 8:11 AM

Pablo Sandoval (forearm) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since being hit on the left forearm by a pitch on Thursday. Sandoval remains day-to-day and should have a shot to return Tuesday after Monday's off day. Travis Shaw is at third base Sunday.
Aug 2 - 10:06 AM

Pablo Sandoval (forearm) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Sandoval was hit on the left forearm by a pitch on Thursday. He merely has a bruise and should be fine in a day or two. Josh Rutledge is filling in at third base.
Jul 31 - 3:22 PM

Pablo Sandoval is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left forearm contusion.

Sandoval was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the White Sox after being hit by a pitch. It appears as though he didn't sustain any structural damage though and should be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jul 30 - 9:53 PM

Pablo Sandoval was removed from Thursday's game against the White Sox after being hit in the wrist/forearm area by a Chris Sale pitch.

Sandoval actually struck out swinging at the pitch, literally adding insult to injury. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any fractures. The Red Sox should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 30 - 9:17 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Wednesday that Pablo Sandoval's weight is an issue.

It's the first time Farrell has addressed this topic since spring training, when he was in full support of Boston's new acquisition. The burly third baseman got thrown out at home on a ball he should have scored on Wednesday night against the White Sox and had to be lifted from the game two innings later due to dehydration. "There are ongoing efforts to support that, to try to get him in the best shape possible," said Farrell. "That's something Pablo has dealt with his entire career. It continues to be addressed."
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 30 - 8:37 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
5Craig Breslow
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro