Pablo Sandoval Benched for 'Liking' Instagram Posts During Wednesday's Game

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2015

USA Today

The Boston Red Sox benched Pablo Sandoval on Thursday for using Instagram during Wednesday night's 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

MLB.com's Ian Browne tweeted the news, adding that Sandoval admitted to "liking" photos of a woman on Instagram during the game:

Sandoval benched tonight for violating social media policy during game last night.

— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) June 18, 2015

Sandoval "liked" a picture of female on Instagram during game. He admitted he did it and accountable for punishment of not playing today.

— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) June 18, 2015

Apparently the third baseman was in the bathroom at the time, per ESPN.com's Gordon Edes:

Sandoval benched, admits that was him liking photos of woman on Instagram during game Said he was using bathroom at the time

— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) June 18, 2015

Not sure that cop-out helped his case, though.

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