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Thinner Sandoval posts progress in gym on Instagram

Thinner Sandoval posts progress in gym on Instagram

In the latest installment of the “Pablo Sandoval doesn’t look as bad as he did last spring training” series, it appears Pablo Sandoval doesn’t look as bad as he did last spring training. 

After essentially a lost 2016 from Sandoval, the Red Sox likely have much higher hopes for the former Giants third baseman as he enters the third year of a five-year contract. The team traded Travis Shaw and Yoan Moncada in different deals this month, leaving little competition at third base for Sandoval.  

Sandoval posted pictures and videos of himself working out on his Instagram story Friday, revealing a trimmer frame than the one that was captured in a series of unflattering pictures ahead of the 2016 season. 

This isn't the first time this offseason that Sandoval has popped up in pictures suggesting he's lost weight. In October, FC Barcelona posted pictures of Sandoval attending the soccer club's training session. Then this month, WBZ's Dan Roche tweeted a picture of a slimmed-down Sandoval.

Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

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Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

The Red Sox had a rare day off after a long road trip.

They decided to support the Bruins during their huge matchup with the Maple Leafs.

The next Sox game is tomorrow at 7 p,m. in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.

The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.

Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.

The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.

The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.