Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will have surgery on his left shoulder in the next few days.
The team announced Monday the procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. No timetable was given for how long Sandoval is expected to be sidelined, and the Red Sox say they will comment after the operation.
Sandoval is in the second season of a $95 million, five-year contract. He’s been on the disabled list since April 13, retroactive to April 11, with a strained shoulder.
A two-time NL All-Star and the 2012 World Series MVP with San Francisco, Sandoval lost his starting job at the end of spring training this year and was benched in favor of Travis Shaw. Sandoval is 0 for 6 with four strikeouts and a walk while appearing in three games, one start.
Affectionately nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, the 29-year-old Sandoval has often appeared overweight during his Red Sox tenure. He hit a disappointing .245 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs over 126 games in 2015.
Foot fracture to send Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy to the disabled list
Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will be sidelined for at least a month because of a hairline fracture in his left foot, Manager Buck Showalter said.
The injury occurred Sunday, when Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox. He is expected to be put on the 15-day disabled Tuesday.
A three-time Gold Glove winner, Hardy has played errorless ball over 22 games this season. He is batting .244 with two home runs and eight runs batted in.
Manny Machado will likely move from third base to shortstop during Hardy’s absence. Machado has played four games at shortstop this season, including two starts.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has a torn labrum in shoulder
The Cincinnati Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI exam detected a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Mesoraco sat out most of last season because of a hip injury that required surgery.
Also, right-handers Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani won’t be allowed to throw for at least a few more days. Each suffered setbacks during minor league rehabilitation stints last week.
Bailey had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in May 2015. DeSclafani has been on the disabled list since the start of the season because of an oblique injury.
Braves make several roster moves
The last-place Atlanta Braves reshuffled their roster, making seven moves.
Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz was called up from triple-A Gwinnett to start the series opener against the New York Mets on Monday.
Infielder Reid Brignac, infielder-outfielder Chase d’Arnaud and outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo also were called up from triple A.
Infielder-outfielder Jace Peterson and right-hander John Gant were optioned to triple A, and outfielder Drew Stubbs was designated for assignment.