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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 246
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Thursday that he could drop Pablo Sandoval down in the batting order to "try to take some pressure off him."
Sandoval went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, dropping his season line down to an ugly .175/.268/.302. Kung Fu Panda has batted third in all but one game this season, and he hit fourth in that one. Michael Morse and Brandon Belt are both off to nice starts and are candidates to move up in the order if Sandoval is moved down. Apr 17 - 7:28 PM

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Giants general manager Brian Sabean said in a radio interview Tuesday that the team has tabled extension talks with Pablo Sandoval.

The two sides are at an impasse and it's not clear whether they will resume talks at some point later this season. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported Monday that Sandoval is looking for at least a five-year deal, and the Giants aren't willing to give him that. It's hard to blame San Fran given Sandoval's inconsistent production and waistline. The third baseman is making $8.25 million this season in his final year before free agency.
Apr 8 - 8:55 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Giants and Pablo Sandoval are "still far apart" in extension talks.

Morosi says Sandoval wants at least five years on a long-term deal, but the Giants are no doubt balking at that length given the third baseman's issues at times with weight. If San Fran did wind up locking Kung Fu Panda up with an extension, they seem likely to push for weight clauses to be included in the deal. Sandoval is making $8.25 million this season in his final year before free agency.
Apr 7 - 11:03 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Giants and the representatives for Pablo Sandoval exchanged more contract proposals over the weekend and remain optimistic that a deal will get done.

They aren't close to a deal yet, but both sides have expressed interest in getting it worked out. The 27-year-old third baseman is set to hit free agency after the 2014 season.
Apr 6 - 7:53 PM

Pablo Sandoval slugged his first home run of the season in the Giants' defeat of the Dodgers on Saturday.

It was a fifth-inning three-run shot that drove Dodgers starter Paul Maholm from the game. Sandoval got in great shape this offseason and is hoping to boost his market value with free agency looming in November.
Apr 5 - 8:06 PM

Pablo Sandoval will not play Wednesday after suffering a gash in his hand during a dive Tuesday.

It doesn't sound like a big deal, as Sandoval should be back in action later this week. He's not in danger of missing Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 7:09 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Giants defeated the Brewers 5-4 on Tuesday.

Sandoval took Tyler Thornburg deep in the eighth inning but it wasn't enough to get the Giants back into the game. The Giants and Sandoval's agent have been trying to work out a contract extension, but they weren't very close when they exchanged figures recently.
Mar 25 - 6:41 PM

Pablo Sandoval requested "well north" of Hunter Pence's 5-year, $90M deal in contract extension talks, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly.

Perhaps we now know why Giants general manager Brian Sabean sounded so tepid about a potential contract. Sabean told the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that contract talks with Sandoval had been shelved. Sandoval, enjoying a superb spring, is slated to hit free agency next offseason.
Mar 23 - 3:03 PM

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said the club will hold off on contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval "as of now."

San Francisco has locked up Matt Cain and Buster Posey to long-term extensions before Opening Day over the past two years, but Sandoval won't get the same treatment. Team management is still insisting it wants to keep the lumbering third baseman from free agency, but their actions say instead that they'd like Sandoval to prove it again before he's paid. The 26-year-old can become a free agent after this season.
Mar 23 - 2:18 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have yet to engage in extension talks with Pablo Sandoval's representatives.

General manager Brian Sabean said over the winter that he wouldn't rule out approaching Sandoval about an extension if the third baseman showed up to camp in shape. Sandoval has held up his end of the bargain, but it appears the Giants have no intention to get anything done before the season starts. Sandoval is slated to hit free agency next offseason.
Mar 18 - 9:20 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 with two RBI on Monday against the Cubs.

Sandoval broke a scoreless tie with a one-out, two-run single to left in the fourth inning. The soon-to-be free agent has had a fantastic spring thus far, hitting .381.
Mar 10 - 6:23 PM

Pablo Sandoval homered and walked in his two trips to the plate Thursday against the Reds.

Sandoval took Chien-Ming Wang deep for a solo homer in the fifth inning, his first blast in Cactus League play. The Giants are hoping he can stay healthy and produce in his final season before hitting free agency.
Mar 6 - 5:29 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 with two RBI against the Angels on Wednesday.

Sandoval has been slow to start the spring, but helped the Giants on Wednesday with RBI singles in the first and third innings. Sandoval reportedly lost a lot of weight over the off-season and could be poised for a big season as he enters his last season before hitting free agency.
Mar 5 - 5:57 PM

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Pablo Sandoval exited a Venezuelan Winter League playoff game Saturday after he "pulled up lame after running out a ground ball."

The good news is that Baggarly says it "appeared to be a minor injury," and "it’s likely that he exited as a precaution." Sandoval should have no problem getting all healed up prior to the start of spring training. The third baseman has whipped himself into excellent shape this winter as he prepares for his contract year.
Jan 26 - 2:49 PM

Pablo Sandoval wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that he hasn't made any comment about how much weight he has lost this winter.

It was reported Tuesday that Sandoval has shed 42 pounds this offseason, but he doesn't plan to say how much weight he has lost until the day before he reports to spring training. Either way, it's clear that he is on a mission going into his contract year.
Jan 15 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Brandon Hicks
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sergio Romo
2Santiago Casilla
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6David Huff
7Yusmeiro Petit
8J.C. Gutierrez