It's been nearly a month since the Red Sox released Pablo Sandoval. On Monday, the current Giants infielder opened up about his rocky time in Boston. With a day to digest the contents of that article, GM Dave Dombrowski and second baseman Dustin Pedroia offered their thoughts on Sandoval's comments. "It doesn't make you feel good when you see that, in the sense that for me, he didn't perform very well, is really what it comes down to. Using that as a comfort feeling for a big league player, I don't that's really a very good excuse, per se. It's up to him to try to make the adjustment, but the basic reality is it didn't work, he didn't play very well. I think if he would've played well, he would've
Indians 7, Red Sox 3: The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Rafael Devers homered twice, making it three homers in his last two games, and tying the score up at three. Cleveland has won four in a row. Yankees 4, Mets 2: The Yankees bats have struggled in the second half, but last night Aarons Judge and Hicks and Gary Sanchez went deep.
What’s in a number? In the basic sense, the numbers on baseball players’ uniforms serve an organizational purpose, helping us keep track of stats and distinguish one player from another. But those digits often have a much deeper meaning for players. A group of Major League Baseball players recently revealed those meanings, explaining the reasons why they chose their current jersey numbers in an article published Wednesday on ESPN.com. Four Boston Red Sox players made cameos in the article: shortstop Xander Bogaerts, catcher Sandy Leon and outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. So, how did this quartet of Red Sox select their uniform numbers? Here are their explanations, via ESPN.com: