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The Red Sox Released Pablo Sandoval With $49.5 Million Left On His Deal

Boston released the former star player today.

The disastrous Pablo Sandoval era in Boston is officially over.

The Red Sox announced today that they've released the former star player, who never lived up to his five year, $95 million contract signed in 2015.

Sandoval, 30, has played in just 35 games after the 2015 season in which he hit .245 with a .292 OBP.

His release comes days after he was designated for assignment. The $49.5 million left on his contract is the second-most ever in "dead money."

It's possible Sandoval ends up being picked up by a team in need of a bat down the home stretch of the season. Based on what he's showed in Boston the last three seasons, though, the market probably isn't going to be too strong.