The latest report on Red Sox infielder Pablo Sandoval was positive, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.
The big-ticket free agent is finally able to go back to Dr. Andrews for a consult on his shoulder, which Andrews was not able to do previously because Sandoval was experiencing too much pain. The Sox will know more about his status early next week.
The appointment is expected to go down Monday.
Bradford has some backfill on the history of Sandoval’s shoulder issues, dating back to his Giants days, and the Sox’ awareness of previous problems.
The Sox also denied Jeff Passan’s report from a couple of weeks ago that there is a mandate on Sandoval to lose a certain amount of weight before he can play again, even if his shoulder is OK. Bradford said that the Sox are monitoring Sandoval’s progress since he went on the disabled list and that they’re “encouraged” by what he’s been doing since he’s been out, conditioning wise.
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