Red Sox designate third baseman Pablo Sandoval for assignment

Prior to tonight's game against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was returned from his injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, activated from the 10-day disabled list, and designated for assignment.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Sandoval, 30, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 20 with a left inner ear infection. Signed by Boston as a free agent in November 2014, the Venezuelan native has appeared in 161 games with the Red Sox (2015-17), batting .237 (136-for-575) with a .646 OPS. In 32 games this season, he is 21-for-99 (.212) with four home runs and 12 RBI. He spent his first seven major league seasons with San Francisco (2008-14), winning World Series titles with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. A two-time All-Star, Sandoval has hit .285 (1,082-for-3,790) with 120 home runs and 521 RBI in 1,030 career major league games.