Pablo Sandoval Leaves Red Sox-Rangers Game After Taking Fastball Off Knee

BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Tuesday night’s game in the bottom of the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers reliever Sam Freeman.

The pitch, a 94-mph fastball, appeared to make contact with Sandoval’s left knee, and the batter went down in a heap. He remained on the ground for several moments before being helped to the dugout by team personnel, including manager John Farrell.

Sandoval went 1-for-3 with a single before leaving the game. Brock Holt replaced him as a pinch runner.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images 

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