The team has refused to comment on the situation until after the procedure. The 29-year-old signed a five-year deal worth $95 million in November of 2014. Since then, the third baseman's numbers have dropped, and he has had issues staying in shape. All of those factors caused him to lose his starting job to Travis Shaw in Spring Training.
Sandoval made just one start this season on April 9th against the Blue Jays, and he would go on to snap his belt on a swing. That incident brought up the conversation of his weight, which sent him right back to the bench. He finishes the season 0-for-6 with four strikeouts.
"Kung Fu Panda" was placed on the disabled list on April 11th with what was called a strained left shoulder. He met with Dr. Andrews on April 18th, but there was reportedly too much inflammation for Andrews to examine.
Sandoval is coming off the worst season of his career last year, when he batted .245 with just 10 homers. His own agent says that he has a hard time getting the player to quit eating so much. The injury is not what the third baseman needs right now, but time away from the game may help Sandoval, both physically and mentally.