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After watching his numerous seasons and postseason performances in the years before 2015 I was extremely excited to have Pablo Sandoval here, now it's time for me to get what I deserve..
Yes that title is super clever and no we will not see Pablo "Panda" Sandoval the rest of this season. With a shoulder injury that began in a shroud of doubt after the Sox 3B lost his starting job in March, and went a whopping 0 for 6 with 4 strikeouts in his pinch hit appearances (with 1 belt explosion).
Scott Lauber - ESPN
Sandoval will undergo surgery on his left shoulder this week, the team announced Monday after the third baseman received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida.
Red Sox officials deferred additional comment until after Andrews performs the procedure and declined to offer an updated diagnosis of an injury that had previously been classified as a "strain" or a timetable for Sandoval's recovery. A source told ESPN's Marly Rivera that Sandoval is expected to miss the rest of this season.
"We will have a more definitive explanation after the surgery," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said via text message when asked about the diagnosis.
So let's just take a second to acknowledge probably the biggest contract mistake in the last 20 years as a franchise. Pablo was set to make $95 million dollars over the course of the next 5 seasons. After swinging under .250 last year Pablo lost his job to the almost completely unproven (until these last 25 games) Travis Shaw, who had a pretty good Spring.
Thank the heavens for Travis Shaw or we would be eating this $16 million, and it would taste nothing like any of Pablo Sandoval's offseason meals I'm sure. Bitter, sour, all the things you don't need out of a perennial postseason star who will now be out with a very sketchy injury that nobody has a timeline on when he obtained.
The Red Sox stand at 15-10 right now and are currently sitting a half game up on the Orioles for 1st place in the American League East. While tonight they start a best of 3 against the American Leagues best in the White Sox.
Steven Wright will get the ball for the Red Sox, and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. Both have pitched well, Wright (2-2) with a 1.37 ERA looks to knuckleball his way through the hottest team in the American League tonight, and Jose Quintana will look to do the same only with a wider variety of pitches in his arsenal having himself posted a (3-1) record and 1.47 ERA.
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