MLB Rumors: Red Sox wants Pablo Sandoval to lose weight before playing him again

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Red Sox at Orioles 04/24/15. (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia)

Pablo Sandoval’s tenure with the Boston Red Sox has been very disappointing. According to the latest MLB rumors in Boston, the Red Sox are willing to let play Sandoval every day if he lose some extra weight.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported on Thursday that the 29-year-old third baseman wants to stay with the Red Sox but he has to shed some weight off his 240-pound frame.  His currently on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder strain.

“Yesterday I don’t feel nothing weird. This morning I wake up, when I wake up and I can’t even move my arm. That’s why I worry about it,” Sandoval told Mass Live last April 13.

“Panda” had the same injury back in 2011 when he was still a member of the San Francisco Giants. That season, he only missed two games because of because of the injured shoulder.

He also commented on his relationship with Red Sox manager Jon Farrell and his teammates. Sandoval added he loves the fan support and wants to stay in Boston.

“We have great communication, we’ve been talking about everything. It’s tough, but you have to maintain the mind, be here for your teammate, be here for your team. For the fan support, you have to keep your head on,” Sandoval said.

“I signed here for five years, so, I’m here. So, I’m going to be here, I love being here. I love my teammates, I love the fan support. Where am I going to go?” Sandoval added.

As mentioned in a previous report on MLB rumors, Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski insisted that Sandoval is not demanding a trade. Farrell added that the three-time World Series champion will play a bigger role for Boston in the future as long as he stays patient.

Sandoval is a career .344 hitter in the playoffs and has a batting average of .426 in the World Series.

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia                     

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