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Red Sox designate Pablo Sandoval for assignment, release expected

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: How each team can win key series Red Sox end Pablo Sandoval's time in Boston
Ramiro Mantilla | 14 Julio, 2017, 23:06

Once the Red Sox release him, thus locking in their financial commitment, someone (maybe the Giants?) is likely to take another (low-cost) chance on him, and he will wear another uniform, collecting Red Sox checks, a constant reminder of the risks of big-money, guaranteed contracts, and the steep cost when you bet big and lose. The team's staff ranks fourth in baseball with a collective 3.82 ERA and though the aforementioned starters have been far from perfect this year, they are in a position to leave the New York Yankees in the rear view mirror with prime performances this weekend.

Sox manager John Farrell talked before the All-Star break about the infusion of energy Tzu-Wei Lin has brought. The team is on the hook for his entire remaining salary, which comes out to a staggering $49.8 million. The move came a few hours after the Red Sox activated third baseman Pablo Sandoval from his rehab assignment with the PawSox and designated him for assignment.

1 prospect is moving on up. Not if Sandoval doesn't want to be on it anymore.

Game two was an incredibly satisfying win, and not just because it was 8-0.

In 32 games this season, Sandoval is batting.212 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in and an OPS of.622.

How were the Red Sox rewarded for this ransom?

Not one, but two hot-corner prospects are coming up behind him in Michael Chavis and Rafael Devers. A lot has changed since then, but it can still be a rallying point inside the clubhouse. His OPS was.646 with 14 home runs. Prior to the injury, Sandoval lost his starting third baseman role to Travis Shaw.