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Red Sox Mercifully End Pablo Sandoval's Sad, Horrendous Time In Boston

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Since signing a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2015, Pablo Sandoval has been an unqualified disaster. Sandoval played just 161 games in two and a half seasons with the Red Sox, hitting .237/.286/.360/with 14 home runs. When he wasn’t hurt or playing poorly, he struggled to stay in baseball shape. His deal was one of the mathematically worst free-agent signings of all time.

These were the highlights of his stint in Boston:


The Red Sox designated Sandoval for assignment last week, and today, they officially released him.


It’s unlikely Sandoval will get picked back up since he’s still owed $49.5 million. That’s the second-highest amount of dead money on a contract in major-league history, trailing Josh Hamilton’s $68.4 million.

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