Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is officially a free agent as the Red Sox released him on Wednesday, the team announced. Sandoval was designated for assignment on Friday.
The Red Sox signed Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract in November 2014. It couldn’t have gone worse for the Sox. Over parts of three seasons, Sandoval played in a total of 161 games, batting .237/.286/.360 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 620 plate appearances. He battled injuries and received criticism for showing up to camp last season overweight.
Sandoval is reportedly interested in reuniting with the Giants. Though the Red Sox are on the hook for the remainder of his contract, Sandoval isn’t likely to draw much interest from other teams given his recent performance, injury history, and reputation.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.
The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.
The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.
Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.