Nick Punto, Red Sox infielder
The scrappy infielder signed a two-year contract with the Red Sox worth $3 million last winter to be the Red Sox’ backup shortstop and fill-in second baseman.
The switch-hitting Punto batted just .200 for the Red Sox in 65 games before getting shipped to Los Angeles in the blockbuster deal in August that also saw Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett sent to the Dodgers.
He’s best known for tweeting a photo of Gonzalez, Beckett, and himself aboard a plane headed to LA with the caption: “#dodgers doing it first class!”
Punto appeared in 22 games with the Dodgers after the trade and batted .286.