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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 246
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Red Sox signed 3B Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract with a club option for 2020.
According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Sandoval receives a $3 million bonus and will make $17 million per season from 2015-2017 and $18 million per season from 2018-2019. The club option is worth $17 million and includes a $5 million buyout. Coming off a year where he batted .279/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 157 games, the 28-year-old is an immediate upgrade at third base for Boston. And he could see an uptick in production with a move to a more hitter-friendly environment. Questions about his conditioning will linger as he moves into his 30s, but he should age better in the American League, where he could potentially be the long-term replacement for David Ortiz at DH. Nov 25 - 12:33 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval's deal with the Red Sox is for five years and $95 million.

Heyman writes that Sandoval could have gotten more from the Giants or Padres, so apparently he really wanted to come to Boston. The deal includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox are expected to make the signing official during a press conference on Tuesday.
Nov 25 - 8:24 AM

Pablo Sandoval’s agent Gustavo Vasquez confirmed that his client's deal with the Red Sox is done.

Media outlets have been reporting the news of a done deal all day, but Vazquez had remained curiously silent until now. Sandoval will take a physical at some point over the next day. Assuming he passes, he, along with Hanley Ramirez, will be introduced to the Boston media on Tuesday. Sandoval will receive a five-year deal worth around $100 million.
Nov 24 - 5:44 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle confirms that the Red Sox have signed Pablo Sandoval.

Shea says the official announcement is only pending a physical. Jake Wesley, who's not affiliated with a news agency, was first to break word of the agreement on Twitter Sunday night, calling it a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Sandoval will play primarily at third base in Boston (with some DH starts mixed in), which means Hanley Ramirez is likely ticketed for a move to left field. It's been a productive 24 hours for Boston's offense.
Nov 24 - 3:24 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have signed free agent Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract worth "close to" $100 million.

Jake Wesley (unaffiliated with a news agency) was the first to report that a deal had been struck Sunday night on Twitter. The Red Sox have also reached agreement with Hanley Ramirez in a bold, surprising burst of early-winter spending. Sandoval is presumably going to play third base. It's not clear where Ramirez, who rates very poorly at shortstop by all defensive metrics, is going to get most of his playing time. Perhaps left field? Boston suddenly has a revamped and very dangerous offense for the 2015 season and beyond. It should be noted that Sandoval's agent is saying no deal has been finalized.
Nov 24 - 8:44 AM

Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans told The Front Office on Sirius 209 XM 86 that the team has not made a "final offer" to free agent Pablo Sandoval.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that the Padres had made the highest offer to Sandoval. Both Boston and San Diego have supposedly put out offers in the range of five years, $95 million. Sandoval is said to be leaning toward taking the Red Sox offer. Evans would not confirm that the Giants' current offer is in that same range, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, he "implied" that this was accurate.
Nov 23 - 11:26 AM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears the Padres' offer to Pablo Sandoval is the highest the free agent has received thus far.

The Padres were believed to have made the offer Friday. Shea also said he believes that despite the large offer, Sandoval is still leaning toward signing with the Red Sox. The Giants have been asked to make their best offer to the third baseman recently as well, suggesting things may be moving toward a conclusion. Multiple sources say a decision is expected within the next week.
Nov 22 - 5:20 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are no longer believed to be in the mix for free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

While the Jays had initial interest, there has been no communication between them and Sandoval's agent in the past 48 hours. The Red Sox, Giants and Padres are believed to have offers on the table to the hulking third baseman, with a five-year, $95 million deal from the Red Sox reportedly the leader in the clubhouse at the moment. A resolution to this situation is expected in the coming days, but it looks like the Jays won't be the winner in this sweepstakes.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Nov 22 - 3:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are believed to be the leader in the race to sign free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

The Red Sox already have an offer on the table, which is believed to be for five years and $95 million. The Giants and Padres reportedly also have offers in on the Kung Fu Panda. Cafardo notes that the Red Sox would like a decision soon though, so Sandoval could be donning a new jersey in the coming days.
Source: Boston Globe
Nov 21 - 9:31 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will make a contract off to Pablo Sandoval on Friday.

No word yet on what the terms might be, but it will have to at least be $90+ million in order to be competitive with what the Red Sox and Giants are reportedly willing to spend. It was Rosenthal who reported earlier Friday that new Padres GM A.J. Preller has been "working feverishly" and prepared to go in a variety of directions this offseason.
Nov 21 - 3:35 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the Blue Jays are expected to make an offer to free agent Pablo Sandoval by Thursday.

To this point the heavy interest in Sandoval has been limited to the Giants and Red Sox, so it will be interesting to see what the emergence of the Jays does to the process. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal notes that the Jays have a strict policy that limits them to a maximum of five years on free agent deals, meaning the club could be forced to overpay for Sandoval's services. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said Sandoval will get at least five years from whichever team he signs with.
Nov 19 - 9:56 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval "will get at least a five-year deal, if not six or seven."

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday that Sandoval had been discussing deals in the five-year, $80-90 million range, but Heyman says he's holding out for a nine-figure deal and it sounds like he might get it. Sandoval is on his way to San Francisco after finishing his visit with the Red Sox, who are expected to make an offer by Thursday. He'll likely wind up choosing between those two teams, though Heyman doesn't discount the possibility of others getting involved. He mentions the Marlins as a potential dark horse but says there's no word whether they've had contact with Sandoval's camp.
Nov 19 - 3:14 PM

Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox met for a second time Tuesday evening, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

It's unclear what the nature of the second meeting is, but ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported earlier Tuesday that "things could come together quickly" and the Red Sox are a "very serious player." A second meeting in one day would seem to corroborate that idea. Sandoval's suitors are down to the Giants and the Red Sox, so a decision one way or the other could come soon.
Nov 18 - 8:06 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Pablo Sandoval has discussed deals in the five-year, $80-90 million price range with the Giants and Red Sox.

Crasnick adds that "things could come together quickly" with Sandoval and that the Red Sox are a "very serious player." The feeling for a while now has been that Kung Fu Panda was likely to either re-sign with San Francisco or head east to Boston. It appears that a decision could come before Thanksgiving.
Nov 18 - 1:15 PM

Pablo Sandoval landed in Boston to meet with the Red Sox on Monday.

This was one of Sandoval's scheduled meetings, so there's nothing imminent here as of yet. It is widely believed that Sandoval will either sign with the Red Sox or return to the Giants. Other teams in the mix include the White Sox and Blue Jays. Sandoval is reportedly in the market for a deal around five years, $100 million.
Nov 17 - 4:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Will Middlebrooks
3Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Nestor Molina