Boston Red Sox

He’s been with the Red Sox for less than 24 hours, but Triston Casas apparently knows his recent Red Sox history.

Drafted by the Red Sox with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday, the 18-year-old Casas, who has primarily been a corner infielder through his amateur career, was asked what it would take to make it work at the hot corner in the pros.

“Obviously watch my weight. There was another third baseman in Boston called [Pablo] Sandoval who had some problems,” Casas said of sticking at third base. “Just stay agile, continue to take a lot of ground balls and keep doing my thing.”

A disaster in Boston, Sandoval played in 161 games and hit just .237 during his three-year run before Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski pulled the plug and designated him for assignment last July, eating nearly $50 million in the process. And, of course, Sandoval’s fluctuating weight was an issue for the Sox over that time, too.

Casas, a University of Miami commit, comes to the Red Sox farm system as a 6-foot-4 lefty slugger with opposite field power.

Sandoval, meanwhile, is back on his feet with the Giants. In addition to his three home runs and 17 RBIs, Sandoval’s .277 batting average and .330 on-base percentage are currently his highest marks since his final season in San Francisco.