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Pablo Sandoval DFA’d

Boston Red Sox Have Designated Pablo Sandoval For Assignment

It looks like the Pablo Sandoval chapter with the Boston Red Sox is coming to a close.

On Friday the team announced that they have designated Sandoval for assignment ahead of the July 17th decision deadline. Sandoval was not in the lineup last night for the Pawtucket Red Sox hinting a move was coming.

The third basemen was 13-for-52 in his latest rehab stint with the PawSox with just one extra base hit & 3 RBI.

In terms of his contract, the Red Sox will have paid $95M for $22M in on-field value. Sandoval appeared in just 161 games for the Boston Red Sox and he hit .237 with a .286 on-base percentage. His OPS was .646 with 14 home runs. Worse even than the offensive regression was his defensive downfall. After grading out as an average to

Sandoval ranked as one of the baseball’s worst third baseman over the last three seasons, according to Fangraphs, charged with costing Boston 18 runs with his glove.

For his Red Sox career, Sandoval had a  -2.6 wins above replacement according to Fangraphs, a disastrously low number for a player with a $90+ million contract.

With Jhonny Peralta and now Sandoval out at third base, the Boston Red Sox will rely on Deven Marrero and Tzu-Wei Lin until Brock Holt is activated ahead of next week’s road trip out to LA.

Also, expect a Rafael Devers call up to Pawtucket in the near future.

Pablo Sandoval DFA’d
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