Boston Red Sox All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval suffered a left foot injury against the Nationals on April 14. He exited the game in the third inning after being hit by a pitch, and his status is unclear.

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Sandoval Leaves Game vs. Nationals

Tuesday, April 14 

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reported that Sandoval’s injury was ruled a foot bruise. 

Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reported a scan done at Fenway revealed no structural damage to the foot.

Sandoval was a huge acquisition for Boston in the offseason, bringing with him excellent production and a track record that features three World Series rings and an MVP Award from the Fall Classic.

A lack of consistency has hindered the Red Sox in recent years, evidenced by their 2013 championship and subsequent absence from last year’s postseason. Someone such as Sandoval ought to be instrumental to the club’s continuity and sustained success.

The last two seasons he played in San Francisco, Sandoval was durable, missing just 26 regular-season games. Sandoval hit .429 in the 2014 postseason, as the Giants marched to another championship.

Boston manager John Farrell has plenty of other star power at his disposal, but imitating Sandoval’s clutch hitting will be difficult if the 28-year-old is out for an extended period of time.


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