In a move that shocks very little people, the Red Sox have placed Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day disabled list. Conflicted reports state that Sandoval has either the flu or an ear infection. So yeah, sure, ear flu, I hear that’s going around lately.
Panda has been scattered lately, a shell of his former Giants glory. He’s slashed a mere .212/.269/.354 this season with four homers and 24 strikeouts. The Sox are still hoping their investment will pay off and I don’t see them dumping Sandoval right away, but don’t be surprised if they lump him in with some obscure trade deadline deal. He’s in the best shape of his life guys, c’mon.
Here’s what else is happening around the American League East:
- The Rays acquire Trevor Plouffe and DFA Michael Martinez.
- The Red Sox have officially signed their first round draft pick, Tanner Houck.
- Toronto has sent Leonel Campos to the disabled list and called Cesar Valdez up. It’s been a busy week.
- The Yankees should call up Tyler Austin.
- What is the biggest problem facing the Orioles this season?
- Tim Beckham’s x-rays were negative, so everyone exhale.
- Drew Pomeranz needs his cutter.
- Hot take alert: the Blue Jays should bat Russell Martin leadoff.
- Why is Didi Gregorius so successful against lefties?
- This whole mad scientist “let’s put Trey Mancini in the outfield” experiment has really been working out so far.
- Remain calm, Yankee fans: Gleyber Torres’ injury is not as bad as you might think.
- Dylan Bundy is moving to back of O’s rotation for extra rest.