The Red Sox designated veteran third baseman Pablo Sandoval for assignment.
Sandoval, 30, is regarded as one of major league baseball's biggest busts of the past decade. After signing a 5-year, $95 million deal in November 2014, Sandoval has only appeared in 161 games for the Red Sox over the past three seasons. Sandoval missed almost the entire 2016 season, and he has played very little this season due to injuries.
In his short tenure as the Red Sox's long needed solution of a starting third baseman, Sandoval has a slash line of .237/.286/.360 with 14 home runs.
Even though it is unlikely Sandoval will ever wear Red Sox red again, the team must pay the rest of his contract until after the 2020 season.
It is very unlikely that Sandoval will be claimed by another team, due to his large contract and his unsastifactory performance.