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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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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. Nov 6 - 2:51 PM

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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.
Oct 1 - 6:18 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.
Sep 23 - 1:47 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.
Sep 20 - 3:56 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.
Sep 17 - 7:28 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.
Sep 17 - 1:26 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.
Sep 9 - 1:28 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.
Sep 4 - 7:01 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.
Aug 31 - 12:29 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.
Aug 20 - 1:05 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Aramis Garcia
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Ryder Jones
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Austin Slater
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Ty Blach
5Chris Stratton
6Tyler Beede
7Tyler Herb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Kyle Crick
7Will Smith
8Steven Okert
9Derek Law
10Julian Fernandez
11Roberto Gomez
12DJ Snelten
13Reyes Moronta
14Pierce Johnson