Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
1 month ago

Sandoval has spent the offseason working out at Boston's facilities in Fort Myers and is noticeably in better shape, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval recently posted some Instagram videos as proof of the work he's been putting in, performing various training activities from lifting weights, lunges and running a treadmill. The two-time All Star and owner of three World Series rings admitted to being complacent after signing a five-year deal with Boston, but used the downtime created by his season-ending shoulder surgery to take stock of his career. He's motivated to be a better on-field teammate and will get that chance as Boston's putative starter at third base in 2017.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
1 month ago

Sandoval becomes the leading candidate to be Boston's starting third baseman after the organization's recent acquisitions.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell said Sandoval will have to earn the job, but it's his to lose after the club traded Travis Shaw and Yoan Moncada in separate deals last week. The manager also has Brock Holt on hand for some duty at third base, but he's not a realistic full-time option at the position. Sandoval will have much to prove in 2017, the third season of a five-year deal the Red Sox are beginning to regret. There are a few prospects in the pipeline, but at best, none are closer than two years away.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This latest news further encourages the expectation that Sandoval will be ready to participate in spring training. However, his role with the club has yet to be determined, as he'll have to compete with the likes of Yoan Moncada, Travis Shaw, and Brock Holt for his usual spot at third base.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
3 months ago

GM Dave Dombrowski expects Sandoval (shoulder) to be healthy when spring training begins next year, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval's shoulder injury sidelined him for all but three games in 2016, but the setback is not expected to linger into next season at this time. While Sandoval should be healthy next spring and will be due $17.6 million in 2017, Dombrowski indicated that he will have to compete for the starting third-base job against a group of players that includes at least Yoan Moncada, Travis Shaw, and Brock Holt.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
4 months ago

Manager John Farrell said Saturday that a return for Sandoval (shoulder) this season has not been ruled out, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is certainly surprising, as it was announced back in May that Sandoval would be done for the year after undergoing surgery, but apparently he is well ahead of schedule in his recovery. That said, Sandoval has not yet played third base in the instructional league (only DH) and for fantasy purposes, this news is largely moot as it sounds like Sandoval only has a chance to be an option in October.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
5 months 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.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
5 months 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.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
8 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.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
8 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.

Pablo Sandoval
3B BOS
9 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.