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48 Pablo Sandoval 3B
Height/Weight: 5-11/245 | Birthdate: 8/11/1986 | Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $5,700,000 | Owned/Started%: 73/47 | Average Draft Position: 154.57
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Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval notches seventh home run


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Sandoval went 2 for 3 with a solo blast to left field in the top of the second inning. He recorded his second RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning.

Sandoval is hitting .267 with four hits, a home run and two RBI over his last four games.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval collects three hits in Tuesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 3 for 4 at the plate Tuesday, but it was not enough as the Red Sox fell 6-4 to the Orioles.

Sandoval led the team with three hits and he drove in a run when he hit a single off Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning, which scored Hanley Ramirez.

Prior to his three-hit game Tuesday, Sandoval was hitting .421 with one home run and six RBI in his last 10 games.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval returns to lineup Tuesday vs. Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Orioles. Sandoval was forced to leave Saturday's game and did not play Sunday due to a left ankle sprain.

But he's back in there at the hot corner and batting seventh on Tuesday. It's the first time this season that Sandoval has hit lower than sixth in the order. Sandoval has been swinging a hot bat lately, hitting .421 with six doubles over his last 10 games.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval intends to play Tuesday; Swihart unsure


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval plans to play in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Sandoval said after missing Sunday's contest, reports The Boston Globe.

Sandoval is dealing with a left ankle sprain. Meanwhile, catcher Blake Swihart has a foot sprain and he is unsure if he'll be able to play in Tuesday's contest.


Red Sox sans Pablo Sandoval on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) A left ankle sprain has sidelined Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is out of the lineup in Kansas City on Sunday. Sandoval departed the game Saturday game with the injury.

He was seen jogging on the infield before the game, which indicates that the problem is not severe, per the Boston Globe.

His absence comes at a particularly inopportune time, however. Sandoval had finally heated up again with six consecutive two-games and a nine-game hitting streak before going down.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval exits Saturday's game with ankle sprain


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited Saturday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left ankle sprain. Sandoval was removed after making a throw to first base on a Lorenzo Cain infield single. Sandoval's knee appeared to buckle on the play, and he was immediately lifted for Travis Shaw.

Sandoval had been 0 for 3 prior to leaving the game.


Pablo Sandoval hits in ninth straight for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 2 for 4 in Friday's win over Kansas City. 

Sandoval scored once and doubled, his 11th of the year. 

“That’s the swing I’m looking for,” he said of the double.

Sandoval extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's hitting .457 with 1.228 OPS over the streak. 


Red Sox's Sandoval back Friday after serving one-game punishment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) As expected, Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Royals after being benched Thursday as punishment for being active on social media during Wednesday's game.

Sandoval is batting .410 (16 for 39) with one triple, one home run, five doubles, six RBI, four runs and four strikeouts in his last 10 games.


Red Sox bench Sandoval for one game for social media violation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval wasn't in the starting lineup Thursday against the Braves because he was getting a day to rest or is injured. He was benched a game for violating the team's social media policy.

During Wednesday's game against the Braves, Sandoval went to use the bathroom. On his way back to the bench, he grabbed his phone and liked a picture on Instagram. 

Sandoval said he apologized to his teammates, manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington, and takes responsibility for his actions.

"I made a mistake," he said.

Sandoval expects to return to the lineup Friday. Travis Shaw started at third base for Sandoval on Thursday.


Pablo Sandoval gets two hits for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Atlanta. 

Sandoval hit in his seventh straight game. He scored twice and added his tenth double of the season. 

Sandoval is hitting .480 with 1.436 OPS over his hitting streak. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (quad) will start Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be in Sunday's starting lineup against the Blue Jays. 

Sandoval was forced to leave Saturday's game due to right quad tightness. However, the injury wasn't severe enough to sideline him for Sunday's series-finale. This season, Sandoval is hitting .251/.310/.377 this season. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval leaves game with quad tightness


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with tightness in his right quad, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.com.

Sandoval was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI before leaving the game. He was replaced by Jeff Bianchi at third base.

"There wasn't one event [that triggered the injury]," Red Sox manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com. "He just felt some gradual tightness as the game wore on, felt it as he was swinging in that final at-bat. It was his front leg he's hitting against, and felt the tightness continue on. [The move was] precautionary, [we] got him out of there."


Pablo Sandoval homers in Red Sox loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the first inning of Friday's loss to Toronto. 

Sandoval went deep for the first time since May 16. He went 1 for 5 on the day and hit his sixth homer, recording his 21st RBI. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval records two RBI in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval did all he could to keep his team in the game during their 6-5 loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

Sandoval went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. With his team down 4-1 in the fourth inning, Sandoval doubled to deep center brought teammates Brock Holt and Hanley Ramirez around to score to trim the deficit to one.

Sandoval is hitting .246 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 191 at-bats this season.


Pablo Sandoval returns to Red Sox lineup after two days off


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Panda is back. 

After a two-day rest, Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has returned to his team's starting lineup for Sunday's game against the A's. Mired in a two-month slump to start the year, the Red Sox were looking to give Sandoval some time off to bounce out of his funk. 

With Sandoval in the lineup, Brock Holt will move back to right field. Holt was previously playing third with Alejandro De Aza in right. 

Sandoval is hitting .239 this year but is just .108 in his last 10 games. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval benched again Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been benched for the second straight game and third in the last six Saturday against Oakland. John Farrell, however, has assured that he will be back at third base Sunday, per the Providence Journal.

Sandoval has been in a miserable slump since May 10, the date of his last multi-hit game. He has just seven hits in his last 60 at-bats as his average has fallen from .306 to .239, its lowest point since April 10.


3B Pablo Sandoval not in Red Sox lineup Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was not in the lineup Friday as Boston prepared to face Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir. 

Sandoval has struggled from the right side of the plate, going just 2-for-41 on the season before deciding to bat exclusively left-handed, where he has gone 4-for-12 against lefties. 

Brock Holt will start at third and hit second in place of Sandoval. It's only the second time this season that Holt has hit second, with the other appearance occurring on Wednesday. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval starts Game 2 of doubleheader


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is in the lineup for the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins. Sandoval sat out the opener.

Brock Holt, who started at thrid base in Game 1, moves to right field to make room for Sandoval, who will hit fifth in the batting order.


Red Sox's Sandoval gets breather in first game of doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was held out of the starting lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins. Brock Holt drew the start at third base in Sandoval's absence.

Sandoval has been in an offensive slump for several weeks. He is batting just .163 in his last 24 games. His batting average has dropped from .326 to .249 in that span.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval hits .200 in May


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 1 for 4 with a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers, bringing a disappointing May to a close.

Sandoval hit just .200/.242/.311 in May after posting an .839 OPS through the end of April. He's continued to struggle immensely against lefties, batting just .122/.157/.122 in 49 at-bats against southpaws. Sandoval owns a .688 OPS on the season but has never finished with an OPS lower than .730 in any season of his career.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval may give up switch hitting


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch hitting and batting left-handed exclusively. 

Sandoval batted left-handed against a southpaw reliever on Monday, getting a single. It was his first time batting lefty against a left-handed since three at bats in 2011, and the first time he got a hit batting that way. 

Prior to that at bat, Sandoval was 2 for 41 against southpaws this year, with all those at bats coming right-handed. 

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that he "wouldn't be surprised" if Sandoval continues standing in on the left side against southpaws, per the Boston Herald.


Sandoval returns to Red Sox lineup, Holt out


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) After missing five straight starts with a knee injury, third baseman Pablo Sandoval returns to the starting lineup for the Red Sox on Monday against the Twins. 

Sandoval pinch-hit from left side in Sunday's game and with right-hander Ricky Nolasco starting for the Twins, he will be able to hit lefty against a pitcher he's had a lot of success against, going .476 with three homers and seven RBIs. 

Sandoval's replacement at third base, Brock Holt, is out of the lineup Monday after he was hit by a pitch on his arm Sunday and began to lose feeling in his hand. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval abandons switch-hitting for at-bat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury, was called upon to pinch-hit Sunday against Angels lefty Cesar Ramos, and surprised everyone by lacing an RBI single while hitting left-handed.

Sandoval told MLB.com that the lefty-lefty matchup was a one-off due to his knee soreness and that when healthy, he would continue to switch-hit despite hitting just 2-for-41 from the right side this season. 

"It feels kind of weird, but I got the job done," Sandoval said. "It's one of those things, I'm going to try to help the team, no matter what. I don't feel great hitting right-handed because of my knee, so I'll just try to keep the momentum going hitting left-handed."

Sandoval said he hopes to be in Boston's lineup Monday if his knee cooperates. 


Pablo Sandoval misses fifth straight start for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game, with an injured knee. 

Brock Holt replaces Sandoval at third, his eighth start of the year at the hot corner. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval to miss game against Angels


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will not be making his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Angels. 

Sandoval, who was used as a pinch-hitter on May 21, took a pitch to the knee on May 19 against the Rangers. 

Sandoval is hitting .268/.340/.413 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 138 at-bats this season.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Sandoval will be available for the game, despite not starting, according to the Providence Journal.