01/17/13 6:21 PM ET
Sandoval hospitalized with abdominal inflammation
Giants slugger, in Venezuela, expected to be released in day or two
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Sandoval, who on Thursday was named to Venezuela's provisional roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, was expected to be in New York this weekend to pick up the Babe Ruth Award as last postseason's Most Valuable Player, as voted on by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But Sandoval's illness, as well as his possible participation in the round-robin, might prevent him from attending the Saturday night awards ceremony and dinner.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.