60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
3 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) will not get regular playing time unless he loses weight and others currently in Boston's lineup struggle, according to major league sources, Yahoo! Sports reports. The third basemen, who is still owed more than $75 million for four years, lost his starting job to Travis Shaw this spring and has seen scant duty in the first eight games.

EDGE Analysis

All the signs of a crumbling relationship between the player and management were there in the first three series of the season. Sandoval has been bypassed as a pinch hitter and a defensive replacement. In one embarrassing moment, his belt buckle broke while swinging at a ball, the video of which circled social media. When he reported some left-shoulder ailment Wednesday, the Red Sox immediately placed him on the disabled list without having him undergo an MRI. He eventually underwent the test on his own Thursday and results are pending. The 15-day stint on the disabled list buys the Red Sox a little time to figure out the next step for Sandoval, whose value on the market is nil.

60DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
3 months ago

Sandoval (shoulder) underwent an MRI on his left shoulder Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox did not require him to get the MRI, but Sandoval wanted to get one just as a precautionary measure. The team will not receive the results of the MRI until Friday, so the issue with the third baseman's shoulder should become clearer then.