10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 days ago

Sandoval (illness) will begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval has been out since June 19 after being diagnosed with an ear infection, though his return to game action is a great indication for his recovery. It's unclear as to the required duration of the rehab assignment, so it may be based on how the 30-year-old feels as the week continues. Once healthy, Sandoval will need to show improvement at the plate, as evidenced by his .147 average over the last month.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
1 week ago

Sandoval was placed on the 10-day disabled list with the flu, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first news of anything ailing the embattled corner infielder, and it's even more surprising given that he played in Monday's contest in Kansas City, going 1-for-3 at the plate. He'll be out at least until June 30, with Deven Marrero coming up to the big leagues to fill in for him.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
1 week ago

Sandoval is scheduled to start Monday against Kansas City, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. "I have every plan to have him at third base (tonight) in Kansas City," manager John Farrell said.

EDGE Analysis

Farrell was responding to questions about Sandoval's status after the third baseman was not in Sunday's starting lineup, the seventh time in nine games he's began a game on the pine. He did enter Sunday's game late when Josh Rutledge moved from third base to second when Dustin Pedroia (back / ribs) was removed from the game after being hit by a pitch.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval did not start Friday night against the Astros, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell opted to go with Josh Rutledge against a right-handed starter, which is usually Sandoval's specialty. The manager said he's trying to keep "everybody involved" but more telling were his comments about a quick infield surface and an opponent that puts a high number of balls in play. That means Farrell can't trust Sandoval's shaky defense.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and made two elite defensive plays in Wednesday's 7-3 win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

More than Sandoval's disappointing bat, the third baseman's defense is what has cost him the full-time starting job. His effort Wednesday, both at the plate and in the field, were encouraging but merely a blip. He needs to be consistent in both areas to regain an everyday role.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Phillies, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

After ceding starts at third base to Josh Rutledge in each of the past four games, Sandoval will finally rejoin the lineup. In addition to offering poor defense at the hot corner, Sandoval is batting just .211/.265/.367 on the season, so he'll need to show drastic improvement offensively in his subsequent opportunities before taking back the primary starting job.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval was not in the starting lineup for a fourth straight game Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval entered the game as a pinch hitter for starting third baseman Josh Rutledge. After drawing a walk, he was replaced by pinch runner Deven Marrero, who went on to finish the game at third base. It looks like Sandoval's lost the starting third base job, which is natural given his .265 on-base percentage and team-worst -0.4 WAR, according to FanGraphs. With the Red Sox scheduled to face right-handed starters in the two-game set beginning Wednesday in Philadelphia, Sandoval should start at least one of those games.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sandoval will retreat to the bench for a third straight contest as Josh Rutledge again draws the start at third base. The 30-year-old has just two hits in June (2-for-23) and is slashing .205/.253/.364 on the season.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
2 weeks ago

Sandoval is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Josh Rutledge will take over at third base Sunday as Sandoval sits for the second consecutive day. Sandoval does not have a hit in his last 11 at-bats and is slashing just .228/.270/.333 on the season.

10DPablo Sandoval
3B BOS
3 weeks ago

Sandoval is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Josh Rutledge will fill in at third base with Sandoval getting the day off. Sandoval dropped to ninth in the order Friday and responded with an 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, extending his hitless streak to 11 at-bats.