Pablo Sandoval RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dave Dombrowski says Pablo Sandoval is ‘committed’ to weight loss after shoulder surgery

    Boston "Pablo Sandoval’s shoulder surgery isn’t likely to make his conditioning efforts any easier. But Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said conditioning would still be a priority for Sandoval, whose weight was a topic of discussion during 2016 Spring Training. “I’m not going..." May 04

  • Pablo Sandoval, the $17 million backup, is now out for the season with a shoulder injury after just six at-bats

    Business Insider "The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that third-baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo shoulder surgery after receiving a second opinion on the matter from Dr. James Andrews. A later report from ESPN added that Sandoval is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Red Sox officials deferred..." May 03

  • Sandoval's contract with Red Sox not insured

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval would undergo potentially season-ending surgery on his ailing left shoulder. However, the Red Sox won't be able to recoup any of the money owed on his five-year, $90-million contract because the deal's not insured, a source..." May 03

  • Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval to have shoulder surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pablo Sandoval era with the Boston Red Sox just took another hit. The team announced Monday that the 29-year-old would undergo surgery on his injured left shoulder. Sandoval has been in limbo since going on the disabled list in mid-April, but this news clears a few things up. When it was..." May 03

  • Red Sox encouraged by Sandoval's progress

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox should be getting some clarity on the Pablo Sandoval situation in less than a week. Red Sox manager John Farrell reported before his team’s game against the Braves Tuesday night that Sandoval is slated to return to Dr. James Andrews Monday for a full exam on his ailing right..." April 27

  • Pablo Sandoval too sore to examine?

    MLB Daily Dish "On April 14th, the Red Sox placed Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day DL, which drew questions from around the baseball world. There hadn't been any indications that the third baseman was nursing an injury, and the circumstances seemed strange at best. "The curiosity of the DL move grew as the day..." April 21

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval received an injection today. Will be examined again by Dr. Andrews in a few weeks. Full exam wasn't possible because of soreness.

  • Giants told hotels to deny Sandoval room service

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants had their own way of making sure Pablo Sandoval stayed in shape. In an effort to keep Panda from ballooning during road trips, the club would tell hotels to refuse him room service after night games in an effort to prevent binge eating. "This is how concerned the..." April 16

  • Sandoval to get 2nd opinion on injured shoulder

    Over The Monster "We still haven't heard the results of Pablo Sandoval's Thursday MRI, but there might be more to this injury than originally thought. Tony Massarotti is reporting that Sandoval could seek a second opinion on his shoulder, with word being that he might be headed for surgery. Ken Rosenthal didn't..." April 15

  • Sandoval’s former trainer says his ex-client ‘needs the babysitter’ to keep from overeating

    WEEI Boston "Armchair nutritionists believing Pablo Sandoval has an eating disorder is one thing. When his former trainer says it, that’s something else entirely. Speaking to the Boston Herald, Phoenix-based trainer Ethan Banning described how Sandoval gained 21 pounds in 21 days during a visit to Venezuela..." April 15

  • The Pablo Sandoval-Red Sox marriage could be coming to an end

    Yahoo! Sports "The broken, disastrous marriage between Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox, an ill-fated union exceeded in its dysfunction only by a Kardashian coupling, could be nearing its end. Here’s how ugly it has gotten, major league sources told Yahoo Sports: Sandoval wants to stay in Boston only if he..." April 14

  • Sandoval's belt gives up on him during at-bat

    The Score "Nothing seems to be going right for Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval. First he lost his job to Travis Shaw out of spring training, and on Saturday, he almost lost his pants, too. During his first at-bat of the game against R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Venezuelan..." April 09

  • The key to a Red Sox-Padres Pablo Sandoval trade could be Melvin Upton

    Over The Monster "There is a slim chance of the Red Sox trading Pablo Sandoval to the Padres. San Diego wanted to sign him before the 2015 season, and they were scouting him and then discussing the possibility of a trade just last week. However, there are some real barriers that could keep a deal from happening,..." April 09

  • Sandoval distances himself from agent's Ferrari comments

    WEEI Boston "Unlike his agent, Pablo Sandoval doesn’t mind leaving the Ferrari in the garage. Hours after his agent, Rick Thurman, used that metaphor to describe his unhappiness with the Red Sox’ decision to start Travis Shaw at third base, Sandoval distanced himself from those comments. “That’s my..." April 02

  • Padres having 'internal' talks on Pablo Sandoval trade

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have benched Pablo Sandoval in favor of Travis Shaw to open the 2016 season. This comes on the heels of the Padres scouting Sandoval during minor-league spring training games earlier in the week, and now, there might be further development in the Sandoval story. The Padres are talking..." April 01

  • Pablo Sandoval’s agent: “If you want to win, why leave the Ferrari in the garage?”

    Hardball Talk "Pablo Sandoval was benched yesterday. Barring serious stumbles from Travis Shaw, he’ll be the league’s most expensive pinch-hitter, backup third baseman and occasional DH. You won’t be surprised that Sandoval’s agent is not super pleased with this development. Jon Heyman reports that the agent,..." April 01

  • Crawford: You're doomed if you don't produce in Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "Whatever conclusion Pablo Sandoval has drawn over losing a job that was to be his for five years, and in fact was his for 126 games, is his to choose and bear. So far he’s been very pleased for Travis Shaw, the man he’ll be watching play third base for the Boston Red Sox for the near..." April 01

  • Ortiz surprised Red Sox benched Sandoval

    Boston Herald "Positional battles don't always take center stage at Red Sox spring training. Many springs, fans and players are pretty comfortable in the knowledge of who will play where. This spring, however, the competition for third base between Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval was front and center. Today,..." April 01

  • Pablo Sandoval : Starting Travis Shaw the Right Decision to Help the Team Win

    WEEI Boston "Pablo Sandoval said he wasn’t surprised the starting third base job became a competition. Still, when spring training started he couldn’t expected it would be ending like this. But after Farrell announced that Sandoval, who is in the second year of a five-year, $95 million deal, would be starting..." March 31

  • Red Sox choose Travis Shaw over Pablo Sandoval for 3B job

    Boston Herald "Red Sox manager John Farrell said today that Travis Shaw will be the Opening Day third baseman and Pablo Sandoval will begin the year on the bench when the team kicks off the 2016 season April 4 in Cleveland. "For right now to start the season this is what's best for our team," said..." March 31

  • Farrell: Sandoval 'not ruled out' for Opening Day

    The Score "Though Pablo Sandoval has been sidelined since Tuesday with back stiffness, and is still at least a couple days away from returning to game action, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday the third baseman is "not ruled out" for Opening Day, ESPN's Scott Lauber reports. Sandoval hasn't..." March 26

  • Pablo Sandoval Explains Approach Toward Recent Criticism

    WEEI Boston "You couldn’t tell by talking to him on Wednesday morning that Pablo Sandoval has been in the crosshairs the past few days. He spoke with a smile and without hesitation about the criticism that has surrounded him since arriving at JetBlue Park. Take Sandoval’s response to the assertion by San..." February 25

  • Giants broadcaster says Pablo Sandoval has an eating disorder

    CSN Bay Area "In January, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Pablo Sandoval "is roughly 20 pounds lighter than the last game he played for us in 2015." But when Sandoval reported to Red Sox camp on Sunday, that didn't look to be the case. "It's unfortunate," Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow said on KNBR..." February 24

  • Pablo Sandoval's weight not a concern to Red Sox prez Dave Dombrowski

    Sporting News "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval's physical conditioning is hardly a weighty matter for team president Dave Dombrowski. "Pablo has the body type he has," Dombrowski told the Boston Globe on Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. "He’s never going to be svelte. We know that. We wanted him to be prepared..." February 22

  • Pablo Sandoval says he never weighed himself during offseason

    ESPN "In a bizarre interview Sunday morning upon arriving at the Fenway South complex, Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said no one from the team ever asked him to lose weight in the offseason, that he hasn't weighed himself since October, and that he has nothing to prove after a disastrous..." February 21

  • What to expect from Pablo Sandoval

    Baseball Essential "Coming into last season, Pablo Sandoval had mammoth expectations but didn’t quite live up to them. The Boston Red Sox’s front office made two major moves last offseason– signing Sandoval to a five-year, $100-million deal and Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88-million deal. Both saw their..." February 03

  • Farrell: Sandoval's lost 20 pounds in offseason

    CSN New England "It's been well documented that Red Sox manager John Farrell met with Hanley Ramirez recently in south Florida, with the meeting chronicled on Ramirez's Instagram account. What wasn't known until recently, however, is that Farrell also visited with Pablo Sandoval -- another Red Sox veteran..." January 21

  • Farrell: Last season was a 'humbling experience' for Sandoval

    The Score "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't mince words when discussing the poor performance of Pablo Sandoval in his first season with the club. "It was a humbling experience for him here last year," Farrell told the Hot Stove Show on WEEI on Tuesday. Sandoval was an extreme disappointment..." January 06

  • Entertaining a James Shields for Pablo Sandoval Deal

    Baseball Essential "The Red Sox are back, baby! With David Price in the fold and inactivity across the AL East, the Sox are becoming unquestionable favorites in the eastern division. Boston’s new man in charge, Dave Dombrowski, has been quick to improve a last place team and insists, “all major moves are likely..." December 09

  • Red Sox need more out of Pablo Sandoval

    Boston Globe "It has been just over a year since the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract worth $95 million. At the time, it seemed to make sense. The Sox needed a third baseman and Sandoval was the top free agent at that position. Sandoval was a postseason star for the San Francisco Giants,..." December 08

  • Red Sox Ask Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Drop Weight

    NESN "The final two months of the Red Sox’s season has been about making evaluations for 2016, so it’s fitting that Boston’s final game of 2015 coincided with the announcement that most of the coaching staff, including manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo, will return next season. It’s..." October 05

  • Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez missing and no one cares

    Boston Herald "How damning is it that Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval didn’t make the Red Sox’ final road trip of the season — and nobody really gives a damn? It’s one thing to disappoint from a production standpoint, which both Ramirez and Sandoval did, but it’s stunning that the pair of high-priced..." September 30

  • Pablo Sandoval diagnosed with 'upper respiratory infection'

    CSN Bay Area "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was again out of the lineup on Tuesday, and again, not at the ballpark, diagnosed with what interim manager Torey Lovullo termed a "significant upper respiratory infection.''" September 23

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Mid back tightness pushes Pablo out of lineup.

  • Red Sox patiently wait for Pablo Sandoval to find his groove

    Boston Herald "What’s plaguing Pablo Sandoval? It might be one of the biggest mysteries in the Red Sox clubhouse. Sandoval turns 29 on Tuesday, which should signal the prime of his hitting career. He’s playing for the organization he chose, reportedly taking less money to sign with the Red Sox last winter..." August 09

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Red Sox trying to move some "immovable" assets. Pablo Sandoval perhaps? Padres and Giants bid last offseason, but Giants happy with Duffy.

  • John Farrell admits Pablo Sandoval's weight needs addressing

    ESPN "When an unflattering photo of new Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, belly bulging, appeared on a Boston internet website before the official start of spring training, manager John Farrell was quick to rush to his defense, claiming that the player's weight was not an issue for the..." July 30

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval says he will play Tuesday. Swihart hopes to. #redsox

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Pablo Sandoval left with a left ankle sprain, Blake Swihart with a left foot sprain.

  • David Price Pablo Sandoval Screwed Up ... Poop Smarter, Homie

    TMZ "Boston Red Sox star Pablo Sandoval broke the CARDINAL RULE when it comes to dropping a deuce during a MLB game ... so claims David Price who says Pablo needs to be smarter on the crapper. As you've probably heard ... Sandoval was benched by the team after he got caught liking sexy photos on..." June 21

  • Pablo Sandoval and Red Sox discussing abandoning switch-hitting

    Providence Journal "Manager John Farrell hinted that Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch-hitting, a day after Sandoval hit left-handed against a lefty relief pitcher. Sandoval is back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday, hitting fifth against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. But Farrell was intrigued by..." May 26

  • Red Sox's Sandoval leaves game after being hit by pitch in left knee

    The Score "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Tuesday's game in the seventh inning after he was hit by a pitch. Sandoval immediately fell to the ground in pain after taking a 94-mph fastball from Texas Rangers reliever Sam Freeman off the front part of his left knee." May 20

  • Pablo Sandoval not about to switch it up

    Boston Herald "The question was straightforward, the answer even more direct. Can you recall seeing a hitter who got results that were more extreme than Pablo Sandoval’s? “Yeah,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Usually they don’t switch-hit.” Zing. To be fair, Farrell didn’t mean it as a..." May 15

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval has a bruise on his left foot the #RedSox announce.

  • Pablo Sandoval was irritated with Giants for harping on his weight

    Larry Brown Sports "Pablo Sandoval was an excellent player for the Giants during his seven seasons spent in San Francisco. He made two All-Star teams and helped lead them to three World Series titles. Despite his excellent regular seasons and postseason brilliance, the Giants always seemed to have an issue with..." March 26

  • Sandoval 'happy' to be away from Giants weight demands

    CBS Sports "Pablo Sandoval says he changed his phone number after joining the Boston Red Sox in free agency. New house, new friends, the reasoning went. What hasn't changed: his feelings about his former employer since declaring that manager Bruce Bochy and slugger Hunter Pence were the only San Francisco..." March 25

  • Pablo Sandoval Defends Comments About Giants, Shows Love For Red Sox

    NESN "Pablo Sandoval isn’t piling on, but he’s also not backing down. Sandoval said in a recent Bleacher Report article his decision to leave the Giants was “not hard at all” because he felt disrespected by the way San Francisco approached the sides’ contract negotiations. The Red Sox third baseman..." March 11

  • Pablo Sandoval: Decision To Leave Giants For Red Sox ‘Not Hard At All’

    NESN "Pablo Sandoval seemingly had it all in San Francisco: fame, fortune, rings. So why on Earth would he leave the defending World Series champions, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent in 2003, to join a team that’s coming off a last-place finish? Respect. “The Giants made a..." March 09

  • Casey McGehee set to replace Pablo Sandoval on San Francisco Giants

    San Jose Mercury News "The almost total absence of Panda hats at the Giants FanFest on Saturday at AT&T Park was conspicuous, if not a bit eerie. The Giants and, just as important, their fans could take awhile to adjust to life without Pablo Sandoval. They could take awhile to adjust to Casey McGehee as Sandoval's..." February 11

  • Panda says he left money on the table in SF "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio he didn't let the Giants make a final offer before signing with Boston, and he guaranteed the Red Sox would win the American League East this season. Sandoval -- who signed a five-year, $95 million contract with a $17..." January 22