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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman | #48

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 255
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / SF
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Pablo Sandoval (knee) is out of the lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday due to illness.
That will delay his return to the Red Sox active roster by a couple of days. Sandoval needs to play back-to-back minor league games before the club considers activating him off the disabled list. He's been out since April 24 because of a right knee strain. May 23 - 4:38 PM

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Pablo Sandoval (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

Sandoval will start out at designated hitter as he embarks on his rehab assignment. A right knee strain has kept him out of action since April 24, but on his current track, it looks like he could rejoin the Red Sox by the end of May barring setback.
May 17 - 5:41 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

Sandoval has been working out since early last week with no renewed swelling in his right knee and appears on track to return to the Red Sox before the end of May. The third baseman landed on the disabled list April 24 with a right knee sprain.
Source: ESPN Boston
May 16 - 6:26 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pablo Sandoval (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment "in the coming days."

"The swelling's gone," Farrell told reporters on Tuesday after watching Sandoval take batting practice in an indoor cage. Sandoval will probably try to run on Wednesday or Thursday, and if he's able to avoid setbacks the third baseman could be ready around mid-May. He has been on the disabled list since April 24 with a right knee sprain.
May 9 - 9:03 PM

There is no plan yet for Pablo Sandoval (knee) to resume baseball activities.

Sandoval remains limited to range of motion and strengthening exercises as he works his way back from a right knee sprain. There's no timetable for his return.
Apr 30 - 9:04 AM

Red Sox placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with a right knee sprain.

Sandoval suffered the injury while making a play at third base on Sunday. Results of an MRI on Monday aren't yet known, but the Red Sox should provide a timetable soon. Josh Rutledge has been activated from the disabled list to take his place on the active roster.
Apr 25 - 12:09 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Sandoval exited Sunday's game against the Orioles with what was termed as a right knee sprain. He was initially called day-to-day, but there should be more clarity on his status soon.
Apr 24 - 3:19 PM

Pablo Sandoval had a rough night in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and making his fourth error of the season defensively at third base.

As a team, the Red Sox were held to just six hits on Friday and were unable to score against Dylan Bundy and company. Sandoval is now hitting just .214/.262/.393 with three homers and 10 RBI on the year.
Apr 21 - 10:35 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell noted Wednesday that there are still serious concerns about Pablo Sandoval's defense.

Sandoval made an errant throw on a routine grounder Wednesday that kicked off a three-run second inning for the host Blue Jays. It was his third error in 12 games. "There's been times where there's been some plays that, quite frankly, should be made," Farrell said. "Tonight was an example of that." It obviously doesn't help that Sandoval is also batting just .224 with a .278 on-base percentage through 54 plate appearances.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

Pablo Sandoval is not in Monday's lineup against the Rays.

Marco Hernandez will get a start at the hot corner. The scuffling Sandoval has hit three home runs already, but he's batting just .143 with a .196 on-base percentage through 11 games.
Apr 17 - 9:22 AM

Pablo Sandoval doubled and ripped a three-run home run in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

It looked for a bit like Sandoval might be the game's hero, as he slugged a two-out, opposite-field, three-run shot off of Francisco Rodriguez in the top of the eighth inning to put the Red Sox up 5-4. However, the Red Sox' bullpen promptly coughed the lead back up in the bottom of the frame. Sandoval is in much better shape and had a nice spring, so perhaps some cautious optimism is warranted at this point.
Apr 7 - 5:39 PM

Pablo Sandoval smashed a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday.

He finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. He hit the home run off Blake Snell in the fifth inning. Sandoval was terrible in 2015 and missed all but three games of 2016 with a shoulder injury. The Red Sox took some heat over the winter for not bringing in an alternative to Sandoval at the hot corner. So far he has justified their faith in him, notching a .353 batting average with four home runs in 51 at-bats.
Mar 25 - 6:03 PM

Pablo Sandoval connected for two home runs and drove home four RBI in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

He finished 2-for-4 on the day and has his batting average up to .333 for the spring. The Red Sox banked on Sandoval returning to form this season and so far they haven't been disappointed. He made it through only three games last year before succumbing to shoulder surgery.
Mar 18 - 6:39 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the spring Sunday against the Phillies.

The two-run homer came off Aaron Nola. Sandoval is batting .370 with three extra-base hits through 26 at-bats, and there haven't been any complaints about his defense thus far. The Red Sox couldn't have hoped for anything more.
Mar 12 - 4:16 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a win over the Rays on Saturday.

He maintained his batting average at .333 in 27 at-bats thus far in Grapefruit League play. He has yet to hit a home run but seems to be in much better physical condition this year than last. The Red Sox are counting on him to return to form after playing only three games due to shoulder surgery in 2016.
Mar 11 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
4Deven Marrero
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robby Scott
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Ben Taylor
10Brandon Workman