Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval leaves Red Sox game because of dehydration

John Tomase
July 29, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval succumbed to the elements on Wednesday night, leaving a game against the White Sox with what the team announced as dehydration. Sandoval went 0-for-1 with a walk before being replaced in the top of the sixth by new infielder Josh Rutledge. The game-time temperature was 91 degrees. Sandoval had a rough night before departing. After walking to lead off the third, he was waved home on a double by Ryan Hanigan, but thrown out in a bang-bang play at home plate by a relay from right fielder Avisail Garcia to second baseman Carlos Sanchez to catcher Tyler Flowers. "During the game," said Red Sox manager John Farrell when asked about when the dehydration set in. "Whether or not going first to home was a contributing factor to that, he was past the 45-foot mark when the ball was picked up in right-center field and you think you'€™re in pretty good shape to score there. The weather, possibly the first to home, I first became aware of it when he came out." He also continued to show limited range at third base, particularly on a Carlos Sanchez double that contributed to a three-run second inning. "You know, that'€™s something that Pablo'€™s dealt with his entire career," said Farrell regarding Sandoval's conditioning. "It continues to be addressed. I can'€™t say tonight is a direct result of that but there are ongoing efforts to support that, to try to get him in the best shape possible." Sandoval, signed to a five-year, $95 million contract in the offseason, is now hitting .262.