Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited Sunday’s game against the Orioles with what is being reported as a “right knee sprain.” Sandoval exited in the middle of the seventh inning, and is listed as day-to-day.
Returning in 2017 after missing almost all of the previous season due to shoulder surgery, the injury comes at a less than ideal time for the Red Sox, who are also missing Dustin Pedroia. Sandoval was replaced by Steve Selsky, who is ostensibly an outfielder:
Steve Selsky is entering the game at third base. Perhaps Pablo Sandoval hurt himself on the Trey Mancini line drive last inning.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) April 23, 2017
If both Sandoval and Pedroia (who was injured by a Manny Machado slide earlier in the series) are out for a period of time, the Red Sox will be presented with an early crisis in the 2017 season.