"“He went through some extensive work this offseason, trying to get back to putting himself in a better position,” Farrell said. “He’s revamped his right-handed swing, and for those who are familiar with what that looked like last year, I think you will see a difference when he gets here.”"
Sandoval came to the Red Sox as a switch-hitter, but started to hit from the left side only last season when he started the year 2 for 41 batting from the right side against left-handed pitching. It is unclear to me why this change is being made. In 2014, Sandoval batted .199 from the right side against left-handed pitching. Although he was better in 2013, that was three years ago.
With all that being said, I am a supporter of this move. We signed Sandoval as a switch-hitter. He has spent his entire career as a switch-hitter, which is the same career that formed the basis for his contract with the Red Sox. Plus, he was incredibly mediocre at the plate last season. Therefore, I am for any change at all that may help him. Maybe it makes him more comfortable being a switch-hitter? Time will tell.
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