3 games, 6 at-bats, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, .000 batting average and 1 error
Maybe someday we'll refer to Sandoval's fateful April 9 plate appearance in the 7th inning of an 8-4 Boston win as "the $17.6 million walk."
Through two years (and $35.2 million) with the Red Sox, the third baseman's total numbers are as follows:
129 games, 476 at-bats, 43 runs, 115 hits, 25 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 47 runs batted in, 26 walks, 77 strikeouts, .242 batting average, .290 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage
That works out to roughly $306,000 per hit, or $749,000 per RBI. Boston will also pay Sandoval an average of just under $18.3 million for 2017, 2018 and 2019. This seems like a good time to mention an article I wrote for Bleacher Report 18 months ago:
Boston Red Sox: The Case Against Signing Pablo Sandoval
The video to accompany the above belt-busting photo:
CLIPS OF THE DAY: Pablo Sandoval's Belt Came Unbuckled on a Swing pic.twitter.com/oaeAdQUrQs— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) April 11, 2016