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Pablo Sandoval designated for assignment

If you had today in a “When does Panda get the axe?” poll, go get your money.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies
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The day is finally here. We won’t have Pablo Sandoval to kick around any more. Today the Kung Fu Panda was designated for assignment, presumably to the spirit realm, ending a disastrous 2.5-year stint in Boston that will nonetheless keep him quite rich:

Get that money, sir. Sandoval was set to come off the disabled list, and Boston wasn’t having any of it and finally cut bait. It was a long time coming, and while it always seemed bad, the Sox weren’t the only ones who talked themselves into him in 2013, just the best at it:

The Red Sox have 10 days to trade or release Sandoval (so, the latter), who hit .237/.286/.360 over 161 games with the team and .212/.269/.354 this year, both of which were very bad! He was also terrible on defense and on the bases, because he has always been well-rounded.

Twitter was happy:

In most cases I would consider this piling on, but there hasn’t been a lick of real news for days, so crazy, Red Sox Nation. Get ready for the Todd Frazier show, maybe? Share your Sandoval lowlight below. Happy Monday!