Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Pablo Sandoval’s season over before it ever started

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that former Even Year hero Pablo Sandoval will undergo surgery on his left shoulder, likely ending his 2016 season.

Kung-Fu Panda had already lost his starting role to the younger Travis Shaw. Sandoval played in three games with a seven plate appearances that produced zero hits and a walk.

He will be paid $17.6 million this season in the second year of a five-year deal that (wait for the punchline) includes a team option for a sixth season in 2020. (For reference, Stephen Curry’s salary for the 2015-16 season is $11.37 million.)

I eagerly look forward to the Sox agreeing to pay the majority of his remaining salary in a trade, followed by Sandoval swatting 20 home runs for a team like the A’s, who love utilizing players other teams are paying.

Curry plays a doctor on TV

After obsessing about his performance all season, the NBA world is now transfixed on Stephen Curry’s health as he rehabs from an MCL sprain.

The Greatest Basketball Player on the Planet teased a national audience on Sunday by saying he has a good chance of returning for Game 3.

Curry has already proven he isn’t the best at accurately prognosticating his own return from injury in these playoffs. And the team won’t commit to any kind of timetable until he’s evaluated again by doctors.

So, while people focus on how much time the team has between games 2 and 3, don’t put any stock in speculation of a return unless it’s coming from an actual doctor.

Raiders: That’s not my DJ

The Oakland Raiders decided to forgo their team option for the 2017 season on cornerback D.J. Hayden, according to a report from The Associated Press.

The Silver and Black used their first-round pick in the 2013 draft on Hayden, falling in love with his 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

But like so many before him, the cornerback’s raw athleticism hasn’t translated to on-the-field performance.

Hayden surrendered 772 yards on 101 passing attempts with five touchdowns last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Maybe life will be easier for Hayden in the 2016 with an improved pass rush that gives quarterbacks less time to get comfortable.Boston Red SoxDJ HaydenGolden State Warriorsjacob c. palmerOakland RaidersPablo SandovalPortland Trail BlazersStephen Currytravis shaw

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