April 25, 2017
RED SOX PLACE THIRD BASEMAN PABLO SANDOVAL ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Activates Infielder Josh Rutledge from 10-day Disabled List
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to April 24) with a right knee sprain. To fill Sandoval’s spot on the 25-man roster, infielder Josh Rutledge was returned from his injury rehab assignment with Double-A Portland and activated from the 10-day disabled list.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Sandoval, 30, has batted .213 (13-for-61) with a team-high three home runs, one double, 10 RBI, and seven runs scored in 17 games this season. 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. His .344 batting average in the postseason is the highest all-time among batters with at least 150 plate appearances.
Rutledge, 28, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on April 1 (retroactive to March 30). In five rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket (4 games) and Portland (1 game), he went 1-for-12 with a home run. Over parts of two major league seasons with the Red Sox (2015-16), Rutledge has hit .276 (34-for-123) with seven doubles, one home run, 13 RBI, and 20 runs scored. Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the third round of the 2010 June Draft, the Alabama native has played 333 games over a five-year major league career with Colorado (2012-14) and Boston, hitting .262 (260-for-994) with 146 runs, 49 doubles, 13 triples, 20 home runs, 102 RBI, and 23 stolen bases.
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