FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, left, and Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, right, watch Sandoval's RBI-double off Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom in the sixth inning of a baseball game in New York. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says he is not concerned about Sandoval's weight. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says he is not concerned about Pablo Sandoval's weight.
After agreeing to a $95 million, five-year contract with the Red Sox, Sandoval hit .245 with a .292 on-base percentage and .366 slugging percentage – all career lows. He started just 122 games at third base, well below his career high of 150 in 2014 for San Francisco, and his range in the field appeared limited. He also abandoned switch-hitting during the season after going 2-for-41 (.049) with 12 strikeouts from the right side.
Dombrowski says ''He's always been a big guy. He has one of those bodies that is not a svelte body, and I've been around other people in that regards. Our people here, once he reported the first day, he did drills, they said he moved around great, better than he did last year at the end of the season.