The Pablo Sandoval camp is speaking out against Sandoval’s demotion to depth player at the start of the 2016 MLB season.
Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Thursday that Travis Shaw had won the third base job and would start at the position to begin the season.
That meant Sandoval, who came into camp overweight, had been relegated to the bench. And as somebody who can’t play any other position or run the bases well, he’s pretty useless to the Sox in a backup role.
Sandoval’s agent Rick Thurman of Beverly Hills Sports Council made it known that he doesn’t agree with Farrell’s decision, telling CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, “If you want to win, why leave the Ferrari in the garage?”
Panda, agent rick thurman of @BHSCouncil met today. Thurman: "if you want to win, why leave the ferrari in the garage?'— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 1, 2016
Sandoval? Ferrari? More like dump truck at this point.
There were reports that the Padres had interest in Sandoval in camp. Heyman went on to say that the Padres have talked “internally” about Sandoval.
We'll keep an eye on this, as it just feels the Sox/Sandoval relationship isn't going to last much longer at this point.
Talking to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal in Montreal, where the Red Sox play the Blue Jays in exhibition games tonight and Saturday, Sandoval said of the Ferrari remark: "That's his comment. That's not my comment."
Sandoval on his agent's Ferrari line: "That's his comment. That's not my comment." Once again praised what Shaw did in spring.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) April 1, 2016