On Friday, the Boston Red Sox designated third baseman Pablo Sandoval for assignment.
On November 25, 2014, the Sox signed Sandoval as a free agent to a five-year $95 million contract with an option for a sixth year in 2020 for an additional $17 million.
The Red Sox opted to call it a day and will owe Sandoval $48.66 million.
In Sandoval’s ill-fated three-season Red Sox career, he hit .237 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 161 games.
Here are the details of Pablo Sandoval’s Boston career:
- Pablo played 161 games for the Sox – that’s $590,062 per game
- Pablo had 620 plate appearances for the Sox – that’s $153,256 per PA
- Pablo scored 53 runs for the Sox – that’s approximately $1.79 million per run
- Pablo had 136 hits for the Sox – that’s $698,529 per hit
- Pablo had 27 doubles for the Sox – that’s $3.518 million per double
- Pablo had 14 homers for the Sox – that’s $6.786 million per HR
- Pablo had 42 extra-base hits for the Sox – that’s $2.262 million per extra-base hit
- Pablo had 207 total bases for the Sox – that’s $458,937 per base
- Pablo had 59 RBI for the Sox – that’s $1.61 million per run batted in
- He had hits in 89 games.
- He had hits in 38 multi-hit games.
- He homered in 14 games.
- He struck out in 77 games.
- Versus righties: Sandoval hit .255 (104-408 AB) with 47 RBI and 14 homers.
- Versus lefties: Sandoval hit .192 (32-167 AB) with 12 RBI. He did not hit a homer off a lefty.
- At Fenway, he hit .270 (67-248 AB) with 6 HR and 32 RBI in 70 games
- On the road, Sandoval hit .211 (69-327 AB) with 8 HR and 27 RBI in 91 games
- With bases empty, he hit .238 (81-340 AB) with 7 homers.
- With men on, he hit .234 (55-235 AB) with 7 homers.
- With RISP, he hit .234 (30-128 AB)
- With RISP and two outs, he hit .242 (16-66 AB)
- Versus the AL East:
- Sandoval played 78 games
- He went 75-289 AB good for a .260 BA.
- He hit 9 HR
- He drove home 38 runs
- He scored 26 runs
- He had 21 extra base hits
- He walked 16 times
- He struck out 49 times
- With RISP, he hit .288
- With RISP and two outs, he hit .300 (9-30 AB)
- Pablo played in no postseason or All-Star games as a member of the Sox
- 19 times he was on first when a single was hit and 19 times he only reached second
- Seven times he was on first when a double was hit; six times he reached third and once he was thrown out…he never scored
- Hitting in 114 situations when a double play was possible, he banged into a DP 18 times or 15,78% of the time
- Sandoval came to the plate with 368 runners on base, 50 scored as a result of him; a rate of 14%
- When Pablo joined the Sox his career slash line was .294/.346/.465 an OPS of .811, when he left the Sox his slash line was .285/.337/.449 an OPS of .786
- Sandoval had a -16 Rtot fielding metric with Boston