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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 255
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pablo Sandoval (foot) went 1-for-2 and drew a walk in his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday.
Sandoval had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game with a bruised left foot after being drilled by a pitch. He's off to a terrific start to his Red Sox career, hitting .316/.409/.316 in the early going. Apr 18 - 8:08 AM

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Pablo Sandoval (foot) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Tests on Sandoval's bruised left foot came back negative, but it's not a surprise to see him sitting with Boston having a day game. He's day-to-day. Brock Holt is filling in at third base Wednesday.
Apr 15 - 10:36 AM

Pablo Sandoval has been diagnosed with a bruised left foot.

Sandoval was hit by a pitch in the foot Tuesday, but tests performed at Fenway Park didn't show any structural damage. Consider the third baseman day-to-day.
Apr 14 - 8:36 PM

Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game against the Nationals after being hit on the left foot by a pitch.

Sandoval took a Stephen Strasburg curveball to the foot in the third inning. He stayed in the game for a while, but the foot must have stiffened up on him because he exited in the sixth. The Red Sox should have more on Sandoval's status later Tuesday. Hanley Ramirez moved in from left field to take Sandoval's spot at third base.
Apr 14 - 8:18 PM

Pablo Sandoval finished 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the Red Sox handily defeated the Phillies 5-0 on Opening Day on Monday.

The Red Sox hit five home runs on Monday, but Sandoval did not get the memo about the offense. He struck out twice against Cole Hamels and once against Jake Diekman, both lefties. Sandoval has traditionally hit right-handers much better than lefties, and that was particularly true last season, posting an .824/.563 right/left split, respectively.
Apr 6 - 7:18 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-2 and knocked in a run as the Red Sox topped the Twins 4-2 on Saturday.

Even though the game included 21 hits (10 by the Red Sox, 11 by the Twins), it was played in a crisp 2:05. But that's the final day of the spring for you. Sandoval ended up hitting .259 with one homer in 54 at-bats.
Apr 4 - 3:45 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 with his first homer Thursday against the Pirates.

David Ortiz and Sandoval both homered off Ryan Beckman, a minor leaguer brought into the game in the third inning after A.J. Burnett reached his pitch count. Sandoval had been 1-for-8 this spring.
Mar 12 - 4:24 PM

Red Sox signed 3B Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract with a club option for 2020.

According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Sandoval receives a $3 million bonus and will make $17 million per season from 2015-2017 and $18 million per season from 2018-2019. The club option is worth $17 million and includes a $5 million buyout. Coming off a year where he batted .279/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 157 games, the 28-year-old is an immediate upgrade at third base for Boston. And he could see an uptick in production with a move to a more hitter-friendly environment. Questions about his conditioning will linger as he moves into his 30s, but he should age better in the American League, where he could potentially be the long-term replacement for David Ortiz at DH.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:33:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval's deal with the Red Sox is for five years and $95 million.

Heyman writes that Sandoval could have gotten more from the Giants or Padres, so apparently he really wanted to come to Boston. The deal includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox are expected to make the signing official during a press conference on Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 08:24:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval’s agent Gustavo Vasquez confirmed that his client's deal with the Red Sox is done.

Media outlets have been reporting the news of a done deal all day, but Vazquez had remained curiously silent until now. Sandoval will take a physical at some point over the next day. Assuming he passes, he, along with Hanley Ramirez, will be introduced to the Boston media on Tuesday. Sandoval will receive a five-year deal worth around $100 million.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:44:00 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle confirms that the Red Sox have signed Pablo Sandoval.

Shea says the official announcement is only pending a physical. Jake Wesley, who's not affiliated with a news agency, was first to break word of the agreement on Twitter Sunday night, calling it a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Sandoval will play primarily at third base in Boston (with some DH starts mixed in), which means Hanley Ramirez is likely ticketed for a move to left field. It's been a productive 24 hours for Boston's offense.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 03:24:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have signed free agent Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract worth "close to" $100 million.

Jake Wesley (unaffiliated with a news agency) was the first to report that a deal had been struck Sunday night on Twitter. The Red Sox have also reached agreement with Hanley Ramirez in a bold, surprising burst of early-winter spending. Sandoval is presumably going to play third base. It's not clear where Ramirez, who rates very poorly at shortstop by all defensive metrics, is going to get most of his playing time. Perhaps left field? Boston suddenly has a revamped and very dangerous offense for the 2015 season and beyond. It should be noted that Sandoval's agent is saying no deal has been finalized.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans told The Front Office on Sirius 209 XM 86 that the team has not made a "final offer" to free agent Pablo Sandoval.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that the Padres had made the highest offer to Sandoval. Both Boston and San Diego have supposedly put out offers in the range of five years, $95 million. Sandoval is said to be leaning toward taking the Red Sox offer. Evans would not confirm that the Giants' current offer is in that same range, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, he "implied" that this was accurate.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:26:00 AM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears the Padres' offer to Pablo Sandoval is the highest the free agent has received thus far.

The Padres were believed to have made the offer Friday. Shea also said he believes that despite the large offer, Sandoval is still leaning toward signing with the Red Sox. The Giants have been asked to make their best offer to the third baseman recently as well, suggesting things may be moving toward a conclusion. Multiple sources say a decision is expected within the next week.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are no longer believed to be in the mix for free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

While the Jays had initial interest, there has been no communication between them and Sandoval's agent in the past 48 hours. The Red Sox, Giants and Padres are believed to have offers on the table to the hulking third baseman, with a five-year, $95 million deal from the Red Sox reportedly the leader in the clubhouse at the moment. A resolution to this situation is expected in the coming days, but it looks like the Jays won't be the winner in this sweepstakes.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman