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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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Red Sox placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day disabled list with an inner ear infection.
It's the second trip to the disabled list this season for Sandoval, who has been mostly sitting in favor of Josh Rutledge of late. Sandoval is batting just .212/.269/.354 this season. Jun 20 - 3:11 PM

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Pablo Sandoval went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

Sandoval is now hitting .208/.267/.354 in 29 games this year, and he's found himself on the bench more and more often in recent weeks. It's becoming a bit of a sideshow, and the team may be forced to do something drastic -- either to rid themselves of Sandoval, or find a better option at third -- before too long.
Jun 15 - 11:36 PM

Pablo Sandoval is on the Red Sox bench again Monday night against the Phillies.

Josh Rutledge will start at third base base and bat eighth versus Philadelphia righty Jerad Eickhoff. Sandoval has struggled both offensively and defensively in 2017 and has now been held out of the starting lineup three games in a row. Boston may try to come up with a new answer at the hot corner before the trade deadline.
Jun 12 - 3:30 PM

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

Manager John Farrell essentially admitted Saturday that Sandoval will no longer start when the Red Sox bring a left-handed pitcher to the mound due to his poor defense at third base. Considering that four of Boston's five starting pitchers are left-handed, Sandoval can expect to be benched until further notice. Josh Rutledge will draw another start at the hot corner and bat seventh against Daniel Norris on Sunday night.
Jun 11 - 4:16 PM

Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox's lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Here's a new one—manager John Farrell explained that he's benching Sandoval because the Red Sox, not the Tigers, are starting a left-handed pitcher (Chris Sale) on Saturday. The logic here is that more balls will be hit to the left side, which would expose Sandoval's poor defense at third base. That could be a real problem for Sandoval, considering that four of Boston's current starting pitchers (Sale, David Price, Drew Pomeranz and Brian Johnson) are left-handed. Josh Rutledge will man the hot corner in Sandoval's absence. Aside from AL-only leagues (and even that might be a stretch), there's no reason to roster Sandoval in fantasy.
Jun 10 - 5:17 PM

Pablo Sandoval crushed his fourth home run of the season as the Red Sox fell to the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

His solo shot off of Alec Asher got the Red Sox on the board in the third inning. He finished the day 1-for-3 and is now hitting .243/.289/.429 with four homers and 12 RBI on the year.
Jun 2 - 10:42 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Red Sox's designated hitter Wednesday against the White Sox.

Sandoval probably would have played third base tonight, but Deven Marrero's two-homer game Monday bought him another start. Sandoval is expected to play third base against righties now that he's back from the disabled list. However, since the Red Sox face a lefty on Thursday, Sandoval will likely be left out of the lineup.
May 31 - 11:24 PM

Red Sox activated 3B Pablo Sandoval from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll replace the injured Dustin Pedroia (wrist) on the active roster. Sandoval ended up missing over a month with a right knee sprain. He didn't hit well during his rehab stint and was batting just .213/.269/.377 prior to the injury, so we're not optimistic from a fantasy perspective.
May 30 - 2:56 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

He'll take the place of Dustin Pedroia (wrist) on the active roster. Sandoval went just 4-for-25 (.160) during his rehab assignment while working his way back from a right knee sprain. He'll return to a disappointing .213/.269/.377 batting line.
Source: Boston Globe
May 30 - 2:21 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) will remain on his rehab assignment for at least another three days.

Sandoval is hitting just .143/.217/.238 so far in six games with Triple-A Pawtucket, so the Red Sox understandably want him to get his swing in order first before they activate him. Deven Marrero has been getting most of the starts at third base of late.
May 28 - 11:15 AM

Pablo Sandoval (knee, illness) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk during Wednesday's minor league rehab game at Triple-A Pawtucket.

So far, so good for Sandoval, who is expected to take part in another rehab game on Thursday. Everything would appear to be shaping up well on the health front, here, and assuming Sandoval does not suffer a setback, he could potentially rejoin the team next week. He has been on the shelf with a right knee strain since April 24.
May 24 - 9:15 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee, illness) is expected to play in rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Sandoval is set to play seven innings on Wednesday and a full nine innings on Thursday. He has been fighting through illness during his rehab assignment, but looks to be very close to a return to the big league club now that he has been slated for back-to-back minor league rehab showings. The veteran third baseman has not played since April 24 due to a right knee strain.
May 24 - 6:10 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee, illness) is back in the lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Sandoval was held out Tuesday night with a stomach bug. He still needs to play in back-to-back games at Pawtucket before the Red Sox consider activating him from the disabled list. Sandoval has been out since April 24 because of a right knee strain.
May 24 - 3:28 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
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
8Brian Johnson
9Doug Fister
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robby Scott
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robbie Ross
10Blaine Boyer
11Hector Velazquez