Benched third baseman Pablo Sandoval was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Boston Red Sox because of a strained left shoulder.
Sandoval, 29, lost his starting job late in spring training to Travis Shaw and is hitless in six at-bats with four strikeouts.
Sandoval is in the second year of a $95-million, five-year deal signed during free agency in November 2014.
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg is scratched
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves because of illness.
Manager Dusty Baker said...