Pablo Sandoval RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pablo Sandoval was irritated with Giants for harping on his weight

    Larry Brown Sports "Pablo Sandoval was an excellent player for the Giants during his seven seasons spent in San Francisco. He made two All-Star teams and helped lead them to three World Series titles. Despite his excellent regular seasons and postseason brilliance, the Giants always seemed to have an issue with..." March 26

  • Sandoval 'happy' to be away from Giants weight demands "Pablo Sandoval says he changed his phone number after joining the Boston Red Sox in free agency. New house, new friends, the reasoning went. What hasn't changed: his feelings about his former employer since declaring that manager Bruce Bochy and slugger Hunter Pence were the only San Francisco..." March 25

  • Pablo Sandoval Defends Comments About Giants, Shows Love For Red Sox

    NESN "Pablo Sandoval isn’t piling on, but he’s also not backing down. Sandoval said in a recent Bleacher Report article his decision to leave the Giants was “not hard at all” because he felt disrespected by the way San Francisco approached the sides’ contract negotiations. The Red Sox third baseman..." March 11

  • Pablo Sandoval: Decision To Leave Giants For Red Sox ‘Not Hard At All’

    NESN "Pablo Sandoval seemingly had it all in San Francisco: fame, fortune, rings. So why on Earth would he leave the defending World Series champions, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent in 2003, to join a team that’s coming off a last-place finish? Respect. “The Giants made a..." March 09

  • Casey McGehee set to replace Pablo Sandoval on San Francisco Giants

    San Jose Mercury News "The almost total absence of Panda hats at the Giants FanFest on Saturday at AT&T Park was conspicuous, if not a bit eerie. The Giants and, just as important, their fans could take awhile to adjust to life without Pablo Sandoval. They could take awhile to adjust to Casey McGehee as Sandoval's..." February 11

  • Panda says he left money on the table in SF "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio he didn't let the Giants make a final offer before signing with Boston, and he guaranteed the Red Sox would win the American League East this season. Sandoval -- who signed a five-year, $95 million contract with a $17..." January 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez, finally acknowledging that deal with #RedSox is done. Pending physical. Press conference tomorrow.

  • Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox agree to a five-year deal at close to $100 million

    Hardball Talk "Big day for the Sox. On the same day they are expected to officially announce a deal with Hanley Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Pablo Sandoval for five years and close to $100 million. Sandoval had offers from both the Giants and the Padres as well,..." November 24

  • Report: Padres Join Red Sox, Giants As Major Players For Pablo Sandoval

    NESN "The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant. The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval,’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox reportedly have shown..." November 21

  • Giants have no excuse not to sign Sandoval

    San Jose Mercury News "If the Giants fail to cut a deal for Pablo Sandoval, they had better have a good excuse. And it can't be: "Hey, the dog ate my incentive clause!" Sandoval, the popular and well-rounded Kung Fu Panda, spent a few days in Boston this week, pondering his future. The Red Sox fed him meals and..." November 20

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    In addition to offers by San Francisco and Boston, Pablo Sandoval is expected to receive an offer from the Blue Jays in next 24 hours.

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • Report: Red Sox offering Sandoval $80M-$90M

    CSN New England "’s Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam joined Trenni Kusnierek on SNC Early Edition to discuss the reports that the Red Sox are discussing a deal with Sandoval. McAdam explained that it would be foolish for either party to sign now. " November 19

  • Sandoval in Boston to meet with Red Sox

    ESPN Boston "Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. An executive with one major league club at last week's GM meetings in Phoenix said the Sox were making a big push to sign the..." November 18

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing Pablo Sandoval has discussed deals in the 5-year, $80-90 million range with #sfgiants and #redsox.

  • Padres are fifth team in Panda derby; Sandoval visits Boston this week "The Padres have interest in Pablo Sandoval, expanding the field of known interested teams in the star third baseman to five. The incumbent Giants, where he has won three World Series rings, and the deep-pocketed Red Sox are seen as favorites, but San Diego makes sense, too. The Padres are in..." November 17

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval market appears down to #SFGiants, #RedSox. #WhiteSox interest seems limited, #BlueJays same. And Red Sox weighing other options.

  • Red Sox 'all in' on Pablo Sandoval

    ESPN Boston "While there have been reports, most notably from Buster Olney of, that the San Francisco Giants are optimistic about re-signing Pablo Sandoval and that a deal could happen soon, an executive with another major league club said Tuesday that the Red Sox are "all in" on the free-agent third..." November 12

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    Jorge L. Ortiz @jorgelortiz

    GM Brian Sabean says Giants' initial efforts are focused on re-signing Pablo Sandoval and they have not engaged their other free agents.

  • Yankees have no plans to pursue free agents Pablo Sandoval, Jon Lester or Max Scherzer

    New York Daily News "Put the Panda heads away, Yankees fans; Pablo Sandoval isn’t coming to the Bronx. And you can add Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields to that list while you’re at it. According to a source, the Yankees have no plans to pursue either Scherzer or Lester, the top two free agents on the..." November 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    No surprise: Sandoval has rejected qualifying offer from #SFGiants.

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03

  • Sandoval likely to hit free agency before Giants push to re-sign him

    Fox Sports "When the Giants won the World Series in 2012, they re-signed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, second baseman Marco Scutaro and center fielder Angel Pagan only after each became a free agent. Barring a sudden breakthrough Monday, the Giants will need to take the same course and outbid other clubs for..." November 03

  • Sandoval seeks $100M plus, but he also very much wants to stay in SF "Back in April and May when he was uncharacteristically struggling, and batting south of .200, Pablo Sandoval might have been wondering whether he made the right call turning down the Giants' multiyear offer back in spring training. But now that he's a three-time World Series winner with a .426..." November 01

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    That's the 26th hit for Sandoval this postseason, a new MLB record. $$$

  • SF Giants preparing to lose Pablo Sandoval to free agency

    New York Daily News "Literally and figuratively, Pablo Sandoval and “Big Game” James Shields are the elephants in the room in this World Series as the most prominent pending free agents likely to be playing elsewhere next season. Neither the Giants with Sandoval (who is having an MVP-caliber Series) nor the Royals..." October 27

  • Giants planning to offer Pablo Sandoval three years?

    McCovey Chronicles "Over at ESPN, Buster Olney broke down the pending free agents to guess at which ones were going to get a qualifying offer. Players who get the qualifying offer can accept a one-year deal from the team at the average value of the top 125 salaries in baseball -- around $15 million or so. The ones..." September 18

  • Giants, Sandoval willing partners in contract dance

    CSN Bay Area "Aside from passing pleasantries, there haven’t been any conversations between the Giants and the agent for third baseman Pablo Sandoval in months. But Gustavo Vasquez said he remains on good terms with the team, and his camp remains open minded. As you might recall, Vasquez said in the..." August 13

  • Giants stop contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants have tabled contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval, but manager Bruce Bochy doesn't believe the uncertainty is weighing on his third baseman's mind -- or deflating his batting average. Sandoval is hitting just .161 through eight games, but Bochy feels the free-agent-to-be has..." April 10

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    #SFGiants GM Brian Sabean just told @YSTL's @CSNKoz that all contract talks with Pablo Sandoval have been tabled. They're at an impasse.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Giants and Pablo Sandoval still far apart in extension talks, source said tonight. Sandoval wants a deal of 5 or more years. @FOXSports1

  • Pablo Sandoval gives clearance for in-season negotiations

    CSN Bay Area "There isn’t much current dialogue between the Giants and Pablo Sandoval’s representatives about a potential contract extension that would keep the Panda in San Francisco beyond this season. But Sandoval’s camp is open to resuming talks, and the Giants would engage if they are convinced it..." April 03

  • If Giants won't pay Sandoval, some other team will

    San Francisco Chronicle "No need to start hitting grounders to Buster Posey at third base quite yet. A drastic move to replace Pablo Sandoval would be premature despite a $50 million divide between the Giants and their World Series MVP. A starting point is just that, both sides engaging to talk further about bridging..." March 26

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    I heard Pablo Sandoval's asking price was well north of Pence's 5-year/$90M deal. No wonder Sabean told @hankschulman the club will hold off

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Source tells me #sfgiants and Pablo Sandoval’s people have not begun discussions on an extension. Must work fast to do it by Play Ball Lunch

  • Challenged by Posey and others, Sandoval 'grew up'

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval wanted to show his teammates he could trim down over the winter. More importantly, though, he wanted to show them that he grew up. “I grew up as a person, as a human being,” he said, “to take my job seriously.” He did not have their respect when a 76-86 season ended in..." February 15

  • If no extension this spring, Sandoval 'probably' gone in '15

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2014 season. But will the Giants and their third baseman agree on a contract extension prior to Opening Day? That's the question Jim Kozimor asked Andrew Baggarly on Tuesday's Yahoo! SportsTalk Live. "I think if the Giants..." January 29

  • Sandoval leaves Venezuelan League game with injury

    CSN Bay Area "It’s apparent that Pablo Sandoval has spent plenty of time in the gym this spring. Now the Giants have to hope he stays out of the trainer’s room. Although it appeared to be a minor injury, Sandoval pulled up lame after running out a ground ball in the eighth inning and was lifted from a..." January 26

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    KFP48 @KFP48

    I just wanted to express my opinion about some media comment about me losing 42lbs , I haven't made any comment about how much weight

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    Rafael Rojas C @rafaelrojasc

    The Biggest Loser, #SFGiants edition: Pablo Sandoval has said he's dropped 42 pounds this winter due to offseason training

  • Huge payday ahead if Sandoval slims down

    San Francisco Chronicle "When it comes to free agency, the Giants take care of their own. Pablo Sandoval could be the latest to benefit from the team's loyalty. The Giants committed $166 million to four of their players due to be free agents this winter, but Sandoval was perceived to be a different case, if only..." December 11

  • Sandoval's 3 homers lead rare Giants power show, 13-5 over Padres

    San Francisco Chronicle "Most of the Giants' fan base is ready to turn the page to 2014. The organization is not. A perturbed general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy were on the phone until midnight after Tuesday night's loss discussing ways a team that went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position could..." September 05

  • Panda wins race, Giants win game 6-4 over Marlins

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval was visibly giddy as he talked about getting the Giants a win with his speed. No need to clean your cheaters. You read that right. Sandoval has lost 22 pounds in the past six weeks. When asked if two months ago he could have beaten Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison to the..." August 18

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Right heel bruise for Pablo Sandoval. Day to day.

  • Giants to activate Pablo Sandoval for spark against Dodgers

    Sports Out West "After a two-game rehab stint with the Single-A San Jose Giants, All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be activated from the disabled list by the San Francisco Giants in time for their Monday series opener on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Off the major league roster since June 9..." June 24

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Noonan to be optioned to AAA Fresno, Sandoval plays tomorrow, Gaudin still iffy for Tuesday. That's your #sfgiants replay.

  • Pablo Sandoval homers in first rehab game

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval is the latest Giant to join the San Jose Giants for a rehab assignment. Sandoval is recovering from a strained foot. His debut with the team on Friday went much better than teammate Angel Pagan's first rehab game on Thursday. Sandoval started at designated hitter and faced..." June 22

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Pablo Sandoval is doing so well that he'll DH tomorrow for Single-A San Jose and play 3B for them Saturday. Has lost a few pounds too.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Pagan goes on rehab tomorrow. Could be activated this weekend. Panda starts his Saturday. Could be active Monday. @bcraw35 doubtful for tmrw

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Sandoval could begin rehab assignment Friday w/San Jose. Pagan also close to rehab games. #sfgiants