Pablo Sandoval has a “significant” upper respiratory infection

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Pablo Sandoval was running a fever over the weekend in Toronto and had to be pulled from Sunday’s series finale at Rogers Centre after experiencing lightheadedness while running the bases. He sat out Monday’s series opener against the Rays, is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Tuesday, and could be out for the remainder of this four-game set.

Via beat writer Sean McAdam of

Sandoval has batted just .245/.292/.366 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in the first year of a five-year, $95 million free agent contract. The questions have continued in Boston about his weight and lack of proper conditioning.