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Sandoval's agent: 'Why leave the Ferrari in the garage?'

Sandoval's agent: 'Why leave the Ferrari in the garage?'

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?”

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."

As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

New Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced that, as expected, left-hander Chris Sale will be the Opening Day starter when the Red Sox begin their season nine days from now against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. David Price will pitch the second game and Rick Porcello the third. 

Cora told reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. that Eduardo Rodriguez would be in the fourth starter's spot if he's ready as he continues to recover from off-season knee surgery and left-hander Brian Johnson is preparing to be the fifth starter for now.

In Price's second Grapefruit League start on Tuesday, he pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and struck out four in the Red Sox' 12-6 victory over the Pirates. Third baseman Rafael Devers, hitting .349 this spring, hit his third home run of the spring. Andrew Benintendi (.405) had a double and two RBI and first baseman Sam Travis drove in three. 

Sale had a much rougher outing Monday, giving up four runs on five hits, with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings against the Phillies. 



Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Mookie Betts and Aaron Judge are about to go global.

Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy on Monday confirmed the Sox are interested to play the Yankees in London during next year's regular season. Bloomberg reported the clubs are nearing an agreement to play two games there in June 2019. Discussions are indeed taking place, but a deal is not done.

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“We would love to participate in a series in London against the Yankees but this is a decision that MLB and the MLBPA will make," Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said.

Bloomberg reported the games would be played at London Stadium, which was the main facility for the 2012 summer Olympics.

MLB has not played any games in Europe before. The Red Sox have made trips before, including to Japan before the 2008 season.