Manager John Farrell said there have been discussions "off and on" with Sandoval about the idea of giving up on switch-hitting, the Boston Globe reports. The third baseman is hitting .049 (2-for-41) batting right-handed this season.
Hamlett, who signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent, gave NFL teams the impression that he was giving up football after college, the Florida Times Union reports. "I just took some time off because I was banged up," said Hamlett, launching into a denial that he retired. "I love the game of football, and I wanted to play. The whole [story] kind of got blown out of proportion."