Pablo Sandoval benched for liking photos on Instagram during last night’s game

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I sort of feel like this is the kind of thing that no one notice if he was still playing for the Giants. But Pablo Sandoval is playing for the Red Sox now and everyone’s watching everything. Including when you’re liking pretty girls’ photos on Instagram in the middle of a baseball game your team is losing.

Via CSNNE.com, we learn that Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports figured it out last night and tweeted it around:

The “like” happened at around 9:21 PM, which CSNNE.com notes would have put it at the top of the seventh inning when Rusney Castillo was at bat and Sandoval was the sixth batter due up. Sandoval admitted a little while ago that he did it while taking a bathroom break. Which, if we’re all honest, we all must admit we’ve done while on the clock.

The Red Sox learned about it today and, a few minutes ago, benched Sandoval for tonight’s game.

If you think in-game chicken and beer was bad, wait until the Boston columnists get their hands on this one. A losing team + in-game distractions from someone actually in the game + social media crap most of them don’t understand = a hilarious explosion of outrage, fake and otherwise.

Gallegos agrees to $11M, 2-year contract with Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS – Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to an $11 million, two-year contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 14 saves in 20 chances this season. He has 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 58 2/3 innings.

“I feel so happy,” Gallegos said Monday before the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I don’t have the word for exactly how I’m feeling.”

He was obtained from the Yankees in July 2018 along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in the trade that sent first baseman Luke Voit to New York. Gallegos is 14-15 with a 3.02 ERA and 34 saves in six major league seasons.

Gallegos gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2024. St. Louis has a $6.5 million team option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout.

His 2025 option price can increase by up to $3.5 million for games finished in 2024: $500,000 each for 20-25 and 26-30 and 31-35, and $1 million apiece for 36-40 and 41 or more.

He would get $250,000 for winning the Rivera/Hoffman reliever of the year award, $50,000 for All-Star selection and World Series MVP and $25,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Gallegos has a $2.41 million salary this year.

He was eligible for salary arbitration and is potentially eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.