Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval leaves with foot injury; Hanley Ramirez plays third base

Rob Bradford
April 14, 2015 - 4:25 pm

The injuries are starting to pile up on the Red Sox. After not having Xander Bogaerts available Tuesday night due to right knee soreness, the other part of the left side of the left side of the Red Sox' infield, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, was also forced from the lineup. Sandoval was hit in the left foot by a Stephen Strasburg curveball in the third inning, was taken out of the game to start to the sixth inning with a left foot contusion. Replacing him at third was Hanley Ramirez, who hadn't worked out at the position at all throughout spring training. Ramirez last played third base in 2012, when he manned the position for eight games. Daniel Nava moved over to replace Ramirez in left field, with Shane Victorino coming on to play right field. The Red Sox were losing, 7-5, to the Nationals at the time of Sandoval's departure. The third baseman was 0-for-2, grounding out to second base in his only at-bat after the injury.