Tribe releases Pablo Sandoval following earlier trade

Eddie Rosario
Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 17:36:33-04

CLEVELAND — On the day of the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline, the Tribe traded outfielder Eddie Rosario to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for infielder Pablo Sandoval, who was then later released.

Cleveland is expected to pay a portion of the remainder of Rosario's remaining salary this season, with the Braves also covering part of the deal.

Rosario has been dealing with a right oblique strain and has been on the injured list since July 6. In his short time in Cleveland, Rosaio played in 78 games, hitting for a .254 batting average with seven home runs and 46 runs batted in.

The team hasn't said why Sandoval was specifically released. However, he wasn't expected to play much of a role in Cleveland with the team. This season he appeared in 69 games with Atlanta, mostly as a pinch-hitter.

Moving on from Rosario may give the Tribe the opportunity to inject some youth into the outfield, opening up a spot in its everyday lineup for the rest of the season.

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