May 30, 2017
RED SOX PLACE SECOND BASEMAN
DUSTIN PEDROIA ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Activates Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval from 10-day Disabled List
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club returned third baseman Pablo Sandoval from his injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket and activated him from the 10-day disabled list.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Pedroia, 33, has started 45 of the Red Sox’ 50 games this season, his 12th in the majors. He is batting .292 (50-for-171) with a .369 on-base percentage, nine doubles, two home runs, 21 RBI, and 17 runs scored, drawing 21 walks against only 17 strikeouts. In 28 games since April 28, the 2007 AL Rookie of the Year and 2008 AL Most Valuable Player has batted .324 (34-for-105) with an .862 OPS, having hit safely in 23 of those contests. He has not committed an error in any of his last 82 games dating back to August 20, 2016, totaling 289 chances in that time. Selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 June Draft, Pedroia has appeared in 1,443 major league games—all with Boston—and hit .301 (1,733-for-5,765) with 384 doubles and 135 home runs. A four-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, Pedroia owns the highest fielding percentage at second base (.991) in Red Sox history.
Sandoval, 30, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 25 (retroactive to April 24) with a right knee sprain. He appeared in seven rehab with Pawtucket—six at third base and one as a designated hitter—and went 4-for-25 (.160) with three doubles and two walks. In 17 major league games this season, he has batted .213 (13-for-61) with three home runs, one double, 10 RBI, and seven runs scored. Signed by Boston as a free agent in November 2014, the Venezuelan native has appeared in 146 games with the Red Sox (2015-17) after spending his first seven major league seasons with San Francisco (2008-14), winning World Series titles with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. A two-time All-Star, Sandoval has hit .286 (1,074-for-3,752) with 119 home runs and 519 RBI in 1,015 major league games.
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