Former Red Sox pitcher Bob Stanley has been named president of the New Hampshire Seacoast Mavericks. The Futures Collegiate Baseball League is entering its inaugural season.
The team made their announcement of Stanley's promotion on Monday. He had previously been named to the team's two member board of directors.
Stanley pitched for the Red Sox from 1977 until 1989. He was inducted to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Stanley is second in all-time saves on the Sox behind Jonathan Papelbon.
As expected. the left shoulder surgery that Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval had Tuesday will keep him out for the rest of the season and Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports it was “complicated.”
Here's the official announcement from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox announced that third baseman Pablo Sandoval underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder today. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery this morning in Pensacola, FL.
Sandoval is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season, and it is anticipated that he will make a full recovery in advance of the 2017 season.
It remains to be seen if we’ve seen the last of Sandoval in a Red Sox uniform, but even after his recovery, as he collects a $17 million salary for this season, there’s still the matter of the final three years of his deal (2017, 2018, 2019) with $54.6 million remaining. Could be hard to find takers for that.
In episode 9 of "The Baseball Show" podcast, Sean McAdam talks with Boston Red Sox Team President Sam Kennedy about a wide range of issues, including the pressure to win this season after two straight last place finishes, the long-term future of Fenway Park, increasing revenue with other events, and changing the schedule early in the season for more games played in better weather.
McAdam also talks about recent MLB suspensions for PED's of Chris Collabello of the Toronto Blue Jays and Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins. Should teams pay a penalty for their players' actions? Are suspensions too long?
Mike Felger joins SNC to give his take on whether he thinks Pablo Sandoval’s contract could be the worst in Boston Red Sox history.