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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%: 86/50 | Average Draft Position: 154.77
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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.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (knee) can't start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains out of the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Angels. Sandoval has been sidelined since getting hit by a pitch in his knee on Tuesday. There was thought that Sandoval would be able to play on Friday, as he was used as a pinch-hitter on Thursday.

Sandoval was seen taking ground balls at third base earlier on Friday, but he says his knee is still too sore to make a strong throw from third base. He will be available for pinch-hitting duties, however, according to the Boston Globe.

Brock Holt will once again make the start at third and bat seventh for manager John Farrell. 


Farrell: Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval should play Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) John Farrell has declared that a sore calf that had Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval sidelined for the last two games won't have him out Friday against the visiting Angels.

Sandoval took a hit-by-pitch to the calf and knee area Tuesday.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval still sidelined with sore knee


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains out of the lineup on Thursday against the Rangers. Sandoval is still batting a sore knee after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday. 

Brock Holt will draw the start at the hot corner for the second straight game. The team has not provided any further details on Sandoval's status, so he should still be considered day-to-day for now.


Cherington: I won't force Sandoval to hit exclusively from left side


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he won't force third baseman Pablo Sandoval to hit exclusively from the left side, despite his recent cold spell, per WEEI.com.

Sandoval holds a .365 batting average from the left side of the plate, but only a .049 average (2 for 41) from the right side. With the Giants last season, Sandoval hit .199 from the right side. He is a .260 career hitter from the right side.

"I'm not sure it is anybody's job," Cherington said. "I think Pablo knows what he needs to do to be successful. He's obviously been one of the better left-handed hitters in the game this year. I think he's had in his history, he's always been a little better, he's always been stronger from the left side.

"But, he's got several years where he's been at least fine or good from the right side and if he just gets back to his career norm from the right side to go along with what he is as a left-handed hitter because if you're a switch-hitter, if you had to choose your strong side you'd choose the left side and that's what he is. If he gets back to his career norm from the right side then he's going to be fine."

Sandoval took a pitch off his left knee on Tuesday, and was unable to play on Thursday. He is still receiving treatment on his knee and has been deemed day to day moving forward.


Farrell: Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval day-to-day with sore knee


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) John Farrell has stated that the knee of Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains sore and that he's day-to-day, per the team website.

Sandoval will continue to get treatment and stay off his feet until his knee allows greater movement.

"Not a whole lot of swelling, but obviously a bone bruise," John Farrell reported to WEEI.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval a no-go Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is cold at the plate, but at least he's been able to go up there hacking. That will probably not be the case Wednesday against the Rangers - he is out with a knee injury sustained on a hit-by-pitch Tuesday night.

Perhaps Sandoval can use the break. He is 2-for-21 in his last six starts as his average has shrunk from .326 on May 3 to .270.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (knee) leaves Tuesday's game after HBP


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game in Texas in the seventh inning after getting hit by a pitch in the left knee, reports ESPN.

Sandoval was evaluated and it was determined he suffered no structural damage, per the Boston Herald.

"Everything is clean as far as that goes," manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com. "Likely, he's going to be sore. We'll check him when he comes in."

Brock Holt ran for Sandoval and remained in the game to play third base.

Sandoval ended his day 1 for 3.


Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval cracks fifth home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 1 for 4 at the plate in Boston's 4-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

Sandoval did his damager in the second inning when he ripped a Felix Hernandez pitch over the center field wall for a solo home run, his fifth of the season. Sandoval is now hitting .277 with 16 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval drops to seventh Friday vs. J.A. Happ, Seattle


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) For the first time this season, third baseman Pablo Sandoval will bat seventh in the lineup when the Red Sox face left-hander J.A. Happ in Seattle on Friday.

Sandoval, a switch hitter, is 2 for 5 for his career off Happ and but is batting just .059 (2 for 34) against left-handed pitching this season.

Switch-hitting Pablo Sandoval struggling against lefty pitching


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) While Pablo Sandoval may be a switch-hitter, his righty-lefty splits are rather apparent. The Red Sox third baseman has absolutely clobbered right-handed pitching this season, slashing .371/.451/.632 from the left side of the plate. His 1.007 OPS against righties is good for eighth in the MLB.

But Sandoval has been dismal against left-handers this season, with just two hits in 34 at-bats. Manager John Farrell even had Sandoval out of Thursday's lineup when the Red Sox faced a left-handed starter. But Sandoval has said he will not abondon switch-hitting, according to the Boston Herald.

“Nope,” he said prior to Thursday's game. “I don’t even think about that. I feel good (right-handed).”

Sandoval hasn't always been this bad as a right-handed batter. He's a lifetime .263 hitter from the right side. But the hefty third baseman isn't sure why he is having these struggles all of a sudden. 

“I don’t know why,” the Panda said. “I want to know why so I can fix it. Why am I going to be frustrated? It’s part of my job, going both ways. I’ve got to be proud and keep fighting every single day.

For his part, Farrell has said he intends to keep Sandoval in the lineup against left-handers, and Sandoval is expected to be in the lineup on Friday when the Mariners send out left-hander J.A. Happ to start the game.

“(Sandoval) is working to get that side of the plate rectified and get on track,” Farrell said. “He’s using his hands better. He’s not lunging nearly as much as he was in spring training, so hopefully it’s a matter of at-bats and further repetition to get that ironed out.”


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval sits against lefty on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Mariners. Sandoval is hitless over his last two games, and he's just 2 for 34 against left-handed pitching this season. So, with the Mariners throwing a lefty on Thursday, manager John Farrell decided to give Sandoval a rest.

Super utility man Brock Holt will draw the start at the hot corner while hitting seventh in the lineup. 


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval slugs fourth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 1 for 5 and smacked the decisive home run in his team's 5-4, 11-inning win over the A's Monday.

Sandoval was 4 for 7 with a home run in his previous two games coming into play Monday but found himself hitless in four at-bats heading into the 11th inning. He kicked off the frame by slugging a ball over the right-field wall to put his team ahead for good.

Sandoval has hit .302/.372/.448 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 116 at-bats.


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval goes 2 for 4 in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays. 

Sandoval made great contact on the first pitch he saw from pitcher R.A. Dickey and hit it out of the park to deep right. The homer scored Hanley Ramirez. 

For Sandoval, this is his third home run of the season and first since April 27. Sandoval finished 2 for 4 and also hit a double. He now has 10 hits in his past 10 games. 


Pablo Sandoval leading Red Sox in hitting despite RH slump


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is 12 for his last 25 (.480), which has lifted his average to a team-high .326. 

One factor that's helped contribute to Sandoval's hot streak is a steady diet of right-handed starters against the Red Sox lineup. The switch-hitting Sandoval is hitting .415 from the left side of the plate this year, but he's just 2 for 24 (.083) from the right side. 

Despite having three times as many at bats as a left handed batter, Sandoval has the same number of strikeouts from each side of the plate. 


Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays after suffering a neck injury in Monday's game. 

Sandoval left Monday's game after making a diving catch and hitting his face in the grass. Manager John Farrell said after the game he was dealing with whiplash-like symptoms.

 Sandoval is hitting .294 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 68 at-bats this season. The Red Sox are currently the favorites (-120) against Toronto.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval leaves game with neck injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Red Sox announced that third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Monday's game against the Blue Jays due to neck soreness, according to the Boston Herald

"I hit my face in the grass when I dived for the ball," Sandoval said. "I hit my face in the grass when I dived for the ball. Trying to play defense. It's an important part of the games and one of the things that I worry about. I didn't want to get out of the game. They took care of me and it was a great decision to make." 

Manager John Farrell said after the game that Sandoval was having whiplash-like symptoms. The Red Sox are hopeful he'll be able to play Tuesday. 

"I'll be fine [Tuesday]," Sandoval said. "It's sore but part of the game. Have to take one for the team."

Sandoval was 2 for 2 at the plate with a solo home run. He went yard in the fourth inning and also had a two-run single in the first. Sandoval is now hitting .294/.392/.412 for the season. 


Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval hits first homer of season in 67th at-bat


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/26/2015) In his 67th at-bat of the season, Pablo Sandoval connected for his first home run on Sunday during the Red Sox loss to the Orioles.

Sandoval has two doubles and no triples so far in 2015.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, Daniel Nava back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays, the team announced. Sandoval was given the day off Monday and replaced by Brock Holt. He is hitting .289 with four RBI in 45 at-bats this season.

Also returning to the lineup is Daniel Nava, who will take first base, giving Mike Napoli the day off. Nava is hitting .238 with five RBI in 21 at-bats this season. The Red Sox are currently the underdogs (+116) against Tampa Bay.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles.

It's just the second time this season Sandoval has been out of the lineup. He has struggled against lefties this season, and with lefty Wei-Yin Chen on the mound, the team has decided to give him a break from starting. Brock Holt will draw his third straight start at a different position in place of Sandoval Monday.

The Red Sox are favorites (-115) against the Orioles Monday.


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval not sorry about slide that lead to beaning


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected Friday for hitting Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval with a pitch as suspected payback for a hard slide by Sandoval earlier in the game, according to BostonHerald.com.

"It’s the game ... I do clean slides," Sandoval said. "I slide through the base. There’s nothing wrong with that.”

First baseman Mike Napoli added that Sandoval’s slide was in line with the way the Red Sox like to play.