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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
Contract: view contract details
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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. Aug 20 - 1:05 AM

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Pablo Sandoval belted his first home run since returning to the Giants in a losing effort against the Nationals in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

His solo shot off of Max Scherzer tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh inning. Sandoval finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .218/.263/.371 with five homers and 13 RBI on the year.
Aug 13 - 10:38 PM

Pablo Sandoval is batting cleanup for the Giants on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

Sandoval was officially called up to the major league roster on Saturday afternoon after batting .207/.324/.345 with one home run and three RBI in nine games with Triple-A Sacramento. The 30-year-old third baseman seems doubtful to provide consistent fantasy value in his return to San Francisco.
Aug 5 - 5:51 PM

Giants purchased the contract of INF Pablo Sandoval from Triple-A Sacramento.

He's taking the roster spot of the injured Brandon Belt. Sandoval rejoins the Giants for the first time since departing after the 2014 season. He was hitting just .207/.324/.345 with one homer and three RBI in nine games at Triple-A Sacramento and can continue to be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Aug 5 - 1:30 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Pablo Sandoval will need more time at Triple-A Sacramento before he is ready to join the big league team.

Sandoval and the Giants agreed to a minor league contract on July 22 after the third baseman was released from the Red Sox. He hit just .237/.286/.360 in parts of three seasons with the Sox prior to his release. While Sandoval will need more time to knock off the rust down at Triple-A, Bochy indicated that he is close to being ready.
Aug 2 - 8:19 PM

Giants signed INF Pablo Sandoval to a minor league contract.

The Red Sox granted his official release on Friday and now Sandoval returns to the one place he has had considerable big league success. It shouldn't be long before he's an option for the Giants.
Jul 22 - 11:29 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants are hoping to finalize a contract with Pablo Sandoval on Friday.

Heyman says it's "still the expectation" that Sandoval will sign with the Giants, but he adds that the Royals and other teams have also shown interest. It will be a minor league deal for Sandoval, who was released by the Red Sox with $49 million left on his contract after hitting just .237/.286/.360 over parts of three seasons.
Jul 21 - 9:17 AM

Pablo Sandoval told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he has not yet decided where he will sign following his release from the Red Sox.

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez was reporting earlier on Wednesday that Sandoval -- who was just released by the Red Sox -- was set for a reunion with the Giants. That may well still happen, but he would not go so far as to confirm it when asked. Said the veteran third baseman, "I'm waiting for Friday to make a decision, and the Giants are one of my options. I have a few teams interested but I won't be making a decision until Friday."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 19 - 9:42 PM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Pablo Sandoval plans on signing a minor league deal with the Giants.

Sandoval was released by the Red Sox on Wednesday to finish off what was a disastrous stay in Boston, one in which he hit just .237/.286/.360 in parts of three seasons. The third baseman made his name with Giants -- where he hit .294/.346/.465 with 106 home runs and 462 RBI across six seasons. While it would be a nice little story for him to magically rebound after joining his former club, we have no reason to believe that he is anything but a shell of the player he was in his prime at this juncture. Sandoval has not yet passed officially through waivers, so this is not quite a done deal yet.
Jul 19 - 8:24 PM

Red Sox released 3B Pablo Sandoval.

Sandoval was designated for assignment last Friday and is now officially done in Boston after batting just .237/.286/.360 in parts of three seasons there. He's still owed around $40 million on his five-year, $95 million contract, and the Red Sox will be on the hook for that even if (when) he signs with another team. There's thought to be some mutual interest in a reunion with the Giants.
Jul 19 - 3:53 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Pablo Sandoval is interested in a possible reunion with the Giants.

Sandoval was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday. Once he is granted his release, he'll be free to choose a new home and would reportedly love to return to the one place where he has had success in his career.
Jul 15 - 3:39 PM

Red Sox activated 3B Pablo Sandoval from the 10-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Sandoval batted just .237/.286/.360 in three seasons with Boston after signing a five-year, $95 million contract, and he played just 35 games the last two years due to injury. He's still owed roughly $50 million through 2019 when you include his 2020 buyout, but the Red Sox are willing to eat that money in order to turn the page. Boston will roll with Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero at third base for now, but they'll undoubtedly be in the market for a third baseman ahead of the trade deadline. Sandoval will catch on somewhere, but he would certainly appear to be a longshot to be a productive major leaguer again. He'll turn 31 next month.
Jul 14 - 10:34 AM

The Red Sox must make a decision on what to do with Pablo Sandoval (ear) by Monday.

That's when his 20-day rehab assignment window will run out. Sandoval, who went on the DL with an inner ear infection, has batted .250 with one homer over 13 rehab contests with Triple-A Pawtucket. He's still owed roughly $50 million through 2019 when you include his 2020 buyout, but it sounds like the Red Sox might consider severing ties with him now. If Boston doesn't wind up cutting Sandoval loose by Monday, they could do it after acquiring a third baseman later this month. The 30-year-old has hit only .237/.286/.360 in three seasons with Boston and has played just 35 games over the last two years due to injury.
Jul 14 - 9:13 AM

Pablo Sandoval (ear) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Sandoval has missed the last week of action with an inner ear infection. He will share starts with Jhonny Peralta at the hot corner for Pawtucket.
Jun 26 - 4:43 PM

Red Sox placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day disabled list with an inner ear infection.

It's the second trip to the disabled list this season for Sandoval, who has been mostly sitting in favor of Josh Rutledge of late. Sandoval is batting just .212/.269/.354 this season.
Jun 20 - 3:11 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Carlos Moncrief
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith