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Boston Red Sox place 3B Pablo Sandoval on DL

By The Sports Xchange
Boston Red Sox place 3B Pablo Sandoval on DL
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was placed on the disabled list. Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox via Twitter.

Pablo Sandoval is headed back to the disabled list.

The Boston Red Sox third baseman was placed on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain on Tuesday and infielder Josh Rutledge was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's series opener against the New York Yankees.

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Sandoval, 30, sustained the injury while fielding a ground ball in the sixth inning of Sunday's 6-2 win against the Orioles in Baltimore.

The three-time World Series champion and former World Series MVP with the San Francisco Giants played just three games last season before landing on the DL with a shoulder strain and later undergoing season-ending surgery.

Sandoval missed 195 of a possible 324 games over his first two seasons of a five-year, $95 million deal with the Red Sox.

In 2017, Sandoval is batting .213 (13-for-61) with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 17 games. He owns a .238 average with 13 homers and 57 RBIs in 146 games over three seasons in Boston.

Rutledge, 28, began the season on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

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Boston (11-8) is third in the American League East and trails the Baltimore Orioles for first place by 2 1/2 games.

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