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 Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 03:09 am
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Pablo Sandoval can't seem to put it together when he plays in Toronto. The site of his infamous belt-breaking swing in 2016, it's his fielding that has now taken some lumps in his first trip north of the border in 2017.

The Boston Red Sox third baseman committed his third error of the young season in the second inning of Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. He made an errant throw on a Troy Tulowitzki ground ball to open the inning. A Mitch Moreland fielding error on the following at-bat exacerbated the situation, eventually leading to the game's only three runs - all unearned.

Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't shy away from criticizing Sandoval's play, either, according to ESPN's Scott Lauber.

"I think there's been at times better range," he said. "There's been times where there's been some plays that, quite frankly, should be made. Tonight was an example of that."

Sandoval is fortunate he wasn't credited with a fielding error the night before when he fumbled a ball on another Tulowitzki grounder. Tulowitzki was credited with a base hit on the play.

He partially made up for his fielding blunders by going 2-for-3 at the plate, and had three hits the night before, but he's still only batting .224 for the season.

In his first season with the Red Sox in 2015, Sandoval committed 15 errors in 123 games. He played only two games in 2016, committing a throwing error in the process. He'll get another shot at redemption in Toronto on Thursday, as he's penciled in at third base yet again before the team hits the road for a weekend set in Baltimore against the Orioles.