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Pablo Sandoval’s shoulder too inflamed to be examined

It’s still not clear exactly when and how Pablo Sandoval hurt his shoulder.Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press/File 2016/Associated Press

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was in Florida on Monday, seeking information on his injured left shoulder from Dr. James Andrews. But none came.

According to manager John Farrell, Sandoval was too sore to get a full examination from Andrews and will be evaluated again in two weeks, likely by Andrews again. Sandoval received an injection and is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday.

Sandoval’s agent, Rick Thurman, said there is “significant inflammation” in the shoulder.

“He’s still very sore,” Farrell said. “To say that there was a full exam conducted, Dr. Andrews couldn’t get that today because of the soreness. He was given an injection to calm the inflammation down.”

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Sandoval was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday with what was described as a strain.

It remains unclear how and when Sandoval was injured. He played in three games prior to the injury.

Ortiz makes cameo

David Ortiz was out of the starting lineup for his final Patriots Day game. It was a scheduled, mutually-agreed-to day off after a preseries meeting with Farrell.

“There are going to be points in this season that are going to have a historic perspective to it,” Farrell said. “But that wasn’t something that David made a wish or a demand on his part.”

Ortiz pinch hit in the ninth inning with the Sox trailing the Blue Jays, 4-3, and a runner on first base. Facing Drew Storen, Ortiz saw six pitches, the final one a called third strike to end the game.

Storen was in the game in place of closer Roberto Osuna, who came down with a blister while pitching Sunday and was unavailable.

Goodwill gesture

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright hit Toronto’s Chris Colabello in the helmet with a pitch in the fourth inning Sunday. He apologized at the time and later arranged for a bottle of liquor to be delivered to Colabello’s locker as a gift.

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“He went above and beyond, in my eyes,” Colabello, a Framingham native, told Toronto reporters. “It was pretty obvious there was no intent. You could see by his reaction.”

Wright politely declined comment, saying his gesture was not meant to garner any publicity. Colabello said he planned to relay a message to Wright thanking him.

Rodriguez throws

Lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez threw 55 pitches in a scrimmage game at the team facility in Fort Myers, Fla. Rodriguez, who is on the disabled list with a knee injury, could start a minor league rehabilitation assignment with one of the affiliates as soon as Saturday . . . Righthanded reliever Carson Smith, on the DL with a flexor muscle strain, is scheduled to pitch in Fort Myers on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Smith would need to pitch a game or two on a rehab assignment before coming back. Based on his schedule, Smith would not return before April 27.

Two at a time

The Red Sox turned five double plays in a game for the first time since Aug. 31, 1993 . . . Dustin Pedroia has a 10-game hit streak since going 0 for 4 on Opening Day. Pedroia also has reached safely in 49 consecutive games against American League East opponents. It’s the longest such streak for a Red Sox player since Wade Boggs had a 61-game stretch that ended in 1985 . . . Chris Young snapped an 0-for-14 skid with a double in the eighth inning . . . Only Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez, and Travis Shaw have played all 12 games . . . Red Sox starters have thrown 26 innings in the last four games and allowed seven earned runs.

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Special thoughts

Former Red Sox players Craig Breslow, Jon Lester, David Ross, and Shane Victorino took to Twitter to send messages to Boston on Marathon Monday. “Thinking about my American League family as they gear up for the 120th running of the marathon on this special day,” Lester wrote . . . Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman threw out a first pitch, along with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Bauman’s book “Stronger” is being made into a film starring Gyllenhaal, and the filmmakers were on hand to record the moment . . . The Red Sox have had home games scheduled on Patriots Day every year since 1959. Through 1966, split doubleheaders were often scheduled, with fans watching the Marathon between games. The Sox are 69-52 on Patriots Day . . . Double A Portland righthander Aaron Wilkerson was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. He allowed one earned run over 11 innings and struck out 11. For the season, Wilkerson is 1-0 with a 0.54 ERA in three starts. The Red Sox signed the 26-year-old Wilkerson out of an independent league in 2014.


Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.