BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval visited highly touted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his shoulder, but nothing came of the latest appointment.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays that the third baseman was too sore for Dr. Andrews to get a good look at the shoulder. Sandoval will have to travel back to Pensacola, Fla., to see the doctor at a later date.
“He had the exam (Monday) with Dr. Andrews,” Farrell said. “He’s still very sore. To say that there was a full exam conducted, Dr. Andrews couldn’t get that (Monday) because of the soreness. He was given (a cortisone) injection to calm the inflammation down. At this point, he’ll be reexamined likely by Dr. Andrews in a couple weeks.”
And in those couple of weeks, Farrell isn’t sure if Sandoval will be completely inactive or if he’ll start any sort of rehab program.
“That’s for our medical staff,” Farrell said. “I don’t have any updated plan what will take place between now and his next exam.”
Sandoval has been on the 15-day disabled list with the left shoulder strain since April 13. Neither the Red Sox nor Sandoval are sure of the exact cause, but Farrell has theorized it could have been from the third baseman upping his workload and time in the batting cage after starting the season on the bench.
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