BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left shoulder strain, but the extent of the injury still is being evaluated.
“He had an MRI (Thursday). There’s a great deal going on in his left shoulder from a medical perspective,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. “He is going to get a second opinion on Monday from Dr. (James) Andrews. Then we will have a disclosure at that point on what’s actually involved with his shoulder.
“Until we get the second opinion, we’re going to wait to make any type of statement on that. We want to make sure the diagnosis is the proper one. We talked to his agent about that this morning. He felt comfortable with that situation, as does Pablo. That’s what our plans are.”
When asked if surgery was a possibility for Sandoval, Dombrowski said, “I’m not going to speculate on anything, but I won’t rule anything out, either.”
Sandoval, who lost the competition for Boston’s Opening Day third base job to Travis Shaw, has played in three games this season. He has zero hits in six at-bats.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval stretches during batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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