|Apr. 13 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Sandoval is scheduled to see orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on his strained left shoulder. Speaking before Friday's game against Toronto, Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says there is "a great deal going on" in Sandoval's shoulder from a medical perspective.
Analysis: Sandoval underwent an MRI on Thursday. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game. Sandoval has appeared in only three games this season, going 0 for 6 with four strikeouts and committing an error in the field. He hit a disappointing .245 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs in 126 games in 2015. He is in the second year of a $95 million, five-year deal signed during free agency in November 2014.
|Mar. 31 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Sandoval has become a $95 million bench player. The Boston Red Sox announced before their final spring training game Thursday that Travis Shaw, a 25-year-old who made his big league debut last May, will be their starting third baseman.
Analysis: Sandoval hit .245 last season with a .292 on-base percentage, .366 slugging percentage, 10 homers and 47 RBIs. He missed spring training games due to back soreness after he dove for a ball on March 22 off the bat of the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton.
|Mar. 24 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-The Red Sox will see if Sandoval can play against Pittsburgh on Friday.
Analysis: The third baseman sat out Thursday because of lower back stiffness and is considered day to day. He was hurt Tuesday diving for a ball.
|Feb. 22 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski indicated that he is not concerned about Pablo Sandoval's weight. Dombrowski said, "He's always been a big guy. He has one of those bodies that is not a svelte body, and I've been around other people in that regards. Our people here, once he reported the first day, he did drills, they said he moved around great, better than he did last year at the end of the season."
Analysis: After agreeing to a $95 million, five-year contract with the Red Sox, Sandoval hit .245 with a .292 on-base percentage and .366 slugging percentage - all career lows. He started just 122 games at third base, well below his career high of 150 in 2014 for San Francisco, and his range in the field appeared limited. He also abandoned switch-hitting during the season after going 2-for-41 (.049) with 12 strikeouts from the right side.
|Feb. 20 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Sandoval has yet to report to Red Sox camp.
Analysis: Sandoval had been expected in camp on Saturday.