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Pablo Sandoval | Third Baseman | #48

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 255
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / SF
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Pablo Sandoval socked a pinch-hit home run Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Sandoval came off the bench to take reliever Edubray Ramos deep in the eighth inning. His other dinger this season was off of Felix Hernandez. Sandoval has started just one game over the last week. May 8 - 10:06 PM

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Pablo Sandoval supplied two hits Wednesday in the Giants’ loss to the Nationals.

He reached in three of his four plate appearances with a single, a walk and an RBI double. That double came in the sixth inning off three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. This was a rare start for Sandoval, who has spent much of the year backing up Evan Longoria at third base. Panda owns a .242 average with 12 strikeouts in 33 at-bats this season.
Apr 25 - 7:45 PM

Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in four runs on Wednesday, helping to contribute to a rout of the Mariners.

Sandoval drew a bases-loaded walk off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning to open the scoring in the ballgame. He really broke things open with a three-run shot during a five-run outburst in the fifth inning. The rotund third baseman is off to a nice start at the dish, slashing .333/.429/.833 with a homer and four RBI.
Apr 4 - 10:21 PM

Pablo Sandoval hit his fourth home run of the spring in a win over the Athletics on Sunday.

Sandoval continues to state his case for a spot on the club's Opening Day roster, owning a .314 batting average and .953 OPS in Cactus League play. The Panda, it seems, does his best work out west.
Mar 25 - 8:00 PM

Pablo Sandoval was a snootful Sunday, finishing 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBI and two walks in a decisive win over the Rockies.

Sandoval reached base in all four of his plate appearances on the afternoon, raising his spring average to .306 with a .885 OPS. The homer, a three-run shot off Yency Almonte in the fifth inning, was his second in Cactus League play. Given his spring performance and the fact that he'll cost the Giants virtually nothing, the odds of the Kung Fu Panda breaking camp with the club appear to be improving with each passing day.
Mar 19 - 12:58 AM

Giants exercised 3B Pablo Sandoval's club option for 2018.

The Red Sox are still on the hook for Sandoval's contract after releasing him earlier this year, so the Giants are making a minimal investment here. They could always just release him depending on how things shake out over the winter. The 31-year-old batted .225/.263/.375 with five homers and 20 RBI over 47 games with the Giants down the stretch.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Pablo Sandoval hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Giants a 5-4 win over the Padres on Sunday.

Baseball is so weird. Sandoval's homer came off of Phil Maton, and it might have cost the Giants the chance to pick first in next year's draft. It was a disaster year for San Francisco, and Sandoval wasn't very good with them or the Red Sox. It'd be surprising if he was an everyday player -- or even a significant bench player -- for a team in 2018.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Pablo Sandoval homered off Kenley Jansen in the loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

That's eight hits, including two homers and two doubles, in the last four games for Sandoval. There's not much he can do to make this year's numbers look anything other than abysmal, but if he can finish with a strong two weeks, the Giants will be a lot more likely to bring him back for 2018.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval finished 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 4-3 victory against Colorado.

After a dismal 2-for-55 stretch the Panda is starting to show some signs of life again. He has back-to-back multi-hit performances, raising his average 29 points just since Sept. 16.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 03:56:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval homered and plated three runs on Sunday, powering the Giants to a 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks in San Francisco.

Sandoval got the Giants on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. He then added on a solo homer in the sixth that extended the Giants' lead to 5-2. It was his first home run from the right side of the plate since the 2014 season. He also capped off the scoring by plating a run with a fielder's choice in the seventh. With his 2-for-3 day, he's now hitting .197/.248/.318 with seven homers and 23 RBI.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Pablo Sandoval was hitless in three at-bats in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks to slip to .174.

The Big Panda has managed just two hits over 55 at-bats as his average has tumbled from .288 to a dismal .174 just since Aug. 25. He was humming right along until late August and all of a sudden he has looked like Stan Ross in Mr. 3000. It's hard to see Sandoval getting another opportunity in 2018 with the Giants after this ugly finish.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:26:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval snapped his 0-for-39 hitless streak by slugging a three-run homer Friday against the White Sox.

The game was scoreless before Sandoval took Lucas Giolito yard in the top of the fourth inning. He later plated another run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. This game surely provided a sigh of relief for him, but we wouldn’t look for many nights like this one moving forward.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval went his ninth straight start without a hit Monday, finishing 0-for-4 against the Rockies.

Sandoval is 0-for-31 during the stretch. He's now 19-for-97 with five extra-base hits and six walks for the Giants. He was 21-for-99 with six extra-base hits and eight walks before being let go by the Red Sox.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Pablo Sandoval went hitless in a fifth straight game Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

Sandoval was up to .288/.329/.394 as a Giant five days ago, but now he's hitting just .226/.281/.313 in 83 at-bats. He's not giving the team much reason to keep playing him regularly in September.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a double in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

Sandoval hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to spark an ultimately failed comeback attempt from down 12-4. They drew to within 12-9 before the magic ran out. In 13 games since joining the Giants after being released by the Red Sox, Sandoval is hitting .250/.280/.375 with one homer and four RBI.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 01:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
3Kelby Tomlinson
4Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Gregor Blanco
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Andrew Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Reyes Moronta
8Pierce Johnson
9Jose Valdez
10Julian Fernandez
11Josh Osich