Red Sox Designate 3B Pablo Sandoval For Assignment
The Boston Red Sox have officially cut ties with former World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval.
After two and a half seasons of nearly zero positive impact on the team, Sandoval was designated for assignment by the club, prior to the start of their four-game series with the New York Yankees.
Sandoval, who signed a five year, $95 million deal with Boston following the 2014 season, had played in 161 games with the club. In those games, Kung Fu Panda put together a quite poor .237/.286/.360 slash line with just 14 homers and 59 RBI.
Most of Sandoval's Red Sox tenure was marred by injury and an inability to stay in shape.
Now, Boston will have 10 days to either trade or release the former 3-time World Series champ, who is still owed a whopping $49 million through the 2019 season.