Pablo Sandoval will undergo an MRI on his ailing shoulder
Earlier, Craig wrote about the increasingly ugly relationship between Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox. The third baseman was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, which was weird because Sandoval never underwent any testing to get more information. As Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports pointed out, that’s rare and usually only happens when a player suffers a catastrophic injury where the diagnosis is obvious.
Although a bit late, it turns out Sandoval did undergo MRI on Thursday, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The results won’t be known until Friday.
It sounds like Sandoval was the one who requested an MRI. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski commented on the matter:
Dombrowski: "He didn't need to ask (for MRI). We all talked about it together. He felt he wanted it. We were fine with it by all means."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 14, 2016
More Dombrowski: "(Pablo) has said all the right things to us and publicly. I'm sure he'd like to play. But he understands Shaw won job."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 14, 2016
Rosenthal also explains that Article XIII D of the collective bargaining agreement allows players to seek a second medical opinion, which means Sandoval is entitled to an MRI at his request.