When the Boston Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval back in 2015, they were buying a three-time World Series winner, a Fall Classic MVP, and a superstar. They offered the Sandoval a huge contract, worth $95 million over 5 years; now that contract is widely considered as one of the worst of all time.
He suffered numerous injuries and weight issues that ultimately turned the "Kung Fu Panda" in a shadow of his former self. After 3 years of awful displays, the Red Sox finally let Sandoval go last year, with two years left on his contract.
Now that Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants, Boston still owes a lot of money to the Venezuelan; more specifically almost $49 million for playing for another team, meanwhile the Giants will only pay their former star just $500 K.
The Red Sox will pay Sandoval around $18.5 million for each of the next two seasons, and they will pay him other $5 M in 2020 due to a buyout clause.
Far behind are the days where Pablo Sandoval was a genuine MLB is probably that the Kung Fu Panda will serve as a back-up for Evan Longoria, the newly signed third baseman brought to the Giants this offseason.