Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Panda Goes On 15-Day DL; "Fenway Flu" Suspected

They're calling it a "left shoulder strain", but most observers believe Pablo Sandoval is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a case of the dreaded "Fenway Flu". The non-existent ailment is a convenient way to stick an under-performing player on the sidelines to either trade them, release them or let them do some deep thinking. Josh Rutledge has been called up from AAA to fill Panda's roster spot. Oddly, your humble correspondent watched Sandoval fielding fly balls, liners and grounders last night in batting practice, and throwing with no apparent shoulder issues. Stay tuned!