60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 days ago

Sandoval (shoulder) began fielding ground balls earlier this week, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval has also reportedly lost over 20 pounds from his spring training weight, as he attempts to get back in shape in time for the start of spring training in 2017. There's currently no timetable for him to pick up a bat again, but he has been rehabbing his injured shoulder six days a week over the last few months. It's unclear how Boston plans to deploy the 30-year-old next season, though David Ortiz's impending retirement will clear up the DH spot if they deem Sandoval does not fit their plans anywhere on the field.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval (shoulder) has been working out regularly at Boston's training facility in Fort Myers and has dropped 15 pounds, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval has been a forgotten man since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in May. And he becomes more forgotten when we hear about Boston's plans to have top prospect Yoan Moncada learn third base. Sandoval still has three years left on his deal, so the Red Sox will need to find a role for him. With David Ortiz retiring, it was assumed Hanley Ramirez would take over as the designated hitter, but he's played well enough at first base that he could resume there next season. That would open up DH for Sandoval if the Red Sox want Moncada at third base next year.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was merely a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Sandoval will miss the rest of the 2016 season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder earlier in the week.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday and will officially miss the remainder of the 2016 season, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news confirms what was already expected, as Sandoval is dealing with a significantly torn labrum in his left shoulder. At this point, he's expected to return for the start of the 2017 season, but a lot could change depending on how his recovery and offseason unfold. Travis Shaw figures to continue manning the hot corner for the remainder of the season, while Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge could now see some time at third as well.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval will likely miss the remainder of the season after undergoing significant left shoulder surgery in a matter of days, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The details of Sandoval's injury remain unclear, but recent meetings with Dr. James Andrews have reportedly unveiled the need for surgery which requires significant rehabilitation. While still unconfirmed by the team, Sandoval's lengthy absence will allow Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge to battle for primary backup to Travis Shaw at third base.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval is slated for surgery on his left shoulder, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

After an exam with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, the Red Sox have decided that surgery is in order on Sandoval's strained left shoulder. It's unclear what exactly the procedure will accomplish, nor the expected recovery timetable, but Sandoval will likely be out of commission for some time.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) rescheduled his appointment for a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews for Monday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval headed to Dr. Andrews' office eight days ago for a second opinion, but the examination didn't happen due to extreme soreness in the third baseman's shoulder. Hopefully Sandoval's shoulder is feeling better this time around, as a proper clarification would provide more clarity on what the issue is with his shoulder and how long he'll be out. This situation should become clearer following the examination Monday.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) was unable to be examined by Dr. James Andrews due to the soreness in his shoulder, but was able to receive a cortisone injection, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Being so sore that a doctor is unable to complete an examination is not a good sign, which could hold the third baseman out longer than originally expected. Sandoval is expected to retry the examination in two weeks, which is when we'll likely know more about what exactly is ailing him and how long he'll be sidelined.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) said the results of his first MRI were "pretty bad," and he is on tap for a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in the near future, WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports.

EDGE Analysis

Obviously with him in line to get a second opinion, things aren't looking good, and his comments Friday confirm that. His left shoulder injury may require surgery, and amid that possibility he also stressed to reporters that a report that he wanted to be traded was untrue, not that he'll be in any shape to take the field anytime soon. Travis Shaw's hold on the third base job appears to be getting stronger by the day, and Sandoval should be considered out indefinitely.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Sandoval will meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his injured left shoulder, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The embattled third baseman was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week with a left shoulder strain despite the fact that he hadn't undergone an MRI. He ultimately underwent an MRI on Thursday as a precautionary measure, and the results of the MRI weren't expected to be made available until Friday. He's set to meet with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in the near future, and Andrews' examination ought to provide a clearer picture on Sandoval's outlook moving forward.