Sandoval day-to-day with left forearm contusion

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BOSTON - There may be plenty of meat on Pablo Sandoval's bones, but not even he could take a 91-fastball off the arm from Chris Sale and shake it off.

Sandoval was removed from the game in the top of the 5th inning after he swung into Sale's third strike of the at-bat - a fastball in on him - to end the 4th (WATCH).

He immediately held his left arm in pain as John Farrell and the team's trainer came out to look at him. Eventually, Sandoval slowly walked off the field and down into the tunnel, holding the arm in place.

Luckily for Sandoval and the Sox, X-rays taken during the game came back negative.

"Pablo is probably day-to-day," Farrell said. "He's sore right now. That was a fastball that chased him. It looked like it might have hit him in the throat if he didn't take it in the wrist on the swing. So, a scary moment. The scan here at the ballpark is clean. But still day-to-day."

Josh Rutledge replaced Sandoval in the lineup and at third base.

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