"The Red Sox are in no rush to activate Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list. What a surprise."
Sandoval sprained his knee on April 23 and started his rehab assignment on May 19. Yesterday he recorded his third double since starting his rehab assignment in Pawtucket. Despite the double, the third baseman is just 4-for-25 in seven games.
In 17 games with the Red Sox this year, he has tallied three home runs and 10 RBIs, while batting .213 with a .646 OPS.
Obviously the Red Sox wanted nothing to do with the hole in the lineup Sandoval would represent with Marrero showing plenty of defensive prowess in the mean time.
Sandoval has hit .238 with a .650 OPS in 146 games for the Sox since being signed to a five-year, $95 million contract before the 2015 season. So far he missed 187 games while on the disabled list, not including 16 games missed in September of 2015 with pneumonia.
The situation dictates that the Red Sox have little choice due to injuries, but you have to feel that he is running out of chances.
Has Sandoval reached the point where he's classified as the worst deal ever made by the Red Sox?
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell