Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will have surgery on his injured left shoulder to repair a torn labrum, the team announced Monday.
He will miss the remainder of the season, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
Sandoval was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain on April 13 after appearing in just three games. More information about the nature of the surgery will be provided after it is completed, the team said.
Travis Shaw took over from Sandoval as Boston’s starting third baseman after Sandoval reported to camp overweight and struggled in spring training games. The Red Sox denied reports that Sandoval asked to be traded if he remained on the bench or that the team asked him to lose weight before returning to the field.
Sandoval is in the second year of a five-year, $95 million contract.