Pablo Sandoval Released by Red Sox; Officially a Free Agent

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 19, 2017

Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Derik Hamilton/Associated Press

After being unable to find a trade partner, Pablo Sandoval's tenure with the Boston Red Sox has officially come to an end.

The Red Sox announced Sandoval's release on Wednesday. 

The move comes five days after the Red Sox designated Sandoval for assignment, giving them up to 10 days to find a trade partner for the struggling third baseman. 

It seemed unlikely another team would take a chance on Sandoval given his contract. 

Jon Morosi of MLB Network noted the $49.5 million remaining on Sandoval's deal is the second highest total amount of dead money on a contract in MLB history, trailing only the $63 million the Los Angeles Angels gave the Texas Rangers to take Josh Hamilton off their hands.

Sandoval signed a five-year deal with the Red Sox prior to the 2014 season. The two-time All-Star hit .237/.286/.360 in 161 games over three seasons with the team.  

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