Pablo Sandoval exits Red Sox-Orioles game with knee injury

An infield injury crisis is threatening.

Pablo Sandoval in the field against the Orioles.
Pablo Sandoval in the field against the Orioles. –AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

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:

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.