Pablo Sandoval RUMORS & NEWS

  • What to expect from Pablo Sandoval

    Baseball Essential "Coming into last season, Pablo Sandoval had mammoth expectations but didn’t quite live up to them. The Boston Red Sox’s front office made two major moves last offseason– signing Sandoval to a five-year, $100-million deal and Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88-million deal. Both saw their..." February 03

  • Farrell: Sandoval's lost 20 pounds in offseason

    CSN New England "It's been well documented that Red Sox manager John Farrell met with Hanley Ramirez recently in south Florida, with the meeting chronicled on Ramirez's Instagram account. What wasn't known until recently, however, is that Farrell also visited with Pablo Sandoval -- another Red Sox veteran..." January 21

  • Farrell: Last season was a 'humbling experience' for Sandoval

    The Score "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't mince words when discussing the poor performance of Pablo Sandoval in his first season with the club. "It was a humbling experience for him here last year," Farrell told the Hot Stove Show on WEEI on Tuesday. Sandoval was an extreme disappointment..." January 06

  • Entertaining a James Shields for Pablo Sandoval Deal

    Baseball Essential "The Red Sox are back, baby! With David Price in the fold and inactivity across the AL East, the Sox are becoming unquestionable favorites in the eastern division. Boston’s new man in charge, Dave Dombrowski, has been quick to improve a last place team and insists, “all major moves are likely..." December 09

  • Red Sox need more out of Pablo Sandoval

    Boston Globe "It has been just over a year since the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract worth $95 million. At the time, it seemed to make sense. The Sox needed a third baseman and Sandoval was the top free agent at that position. Sandoval was a postseason star for the San Francisco Giants,..." December 08

  • Red Sox Ask Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Drop Weight

    NESN "The final two months of the Red Sox’s season has been about making evaluations for 2016, so it’s fitting that Boston’s final game of 2015 coincided with the announcement that most of the coaching staff, including manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo, will return next season. It’s..." October 05

  • Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez missing and no one cares

    Boston Herald "How damning is it that Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval didn’t make the Red Sox’ final road trip of the season — and nobody really gives a damn? It’s one thing to disappoint from a production standpoint, which both Ramirez and Sandoval did, but it’s stunning that the pair of high-priced..." September 30

  • Pablo Sandoval diagnosed with 'upper respiratory infection'

    CSN Bay Area "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was again out of the lineup on Tuesday, and again, not at the ballpark, diagnosed with what interim manager Torey Lovullo termed a "significant upper respiratory infection.''" September 23

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Mid back tightness pushes Pablo out of lineup.

  • Red Sox patiently wait for Pablo Sandoval to find his groove

    Boston Herald "What’s plaguing Pablo Sandoval? It might be one of the biggest mysteries in the Red Sox clubhouse. Sandoval turns 29 on Tuesday, which should signal the prime of his hitting career. He’s playing for the organization he chose, reportedly taking less money to sign with the Red Sox last winter..." August 09

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Red Sox trying to move some "immovable" assets. Pablo Sandoval perhaps? Padres and Giants bid last offseason, but Giants happy with Duffy.

  • John Farrell admits Pablo Sandoval's weight needs addressing

    ESPN "When an unflattering photo of new Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, belly bulging, appeared on a Boston internet website before the official start of spring training, manager John Farrell was quick to rush to his defense, claiming that the player's weight was not an issue for the..." July 30

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval says he will play Tuesday. Swihart hopes to. #redsox

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Pablo Sandoval left with a left ankle sprain, Blake Swihart with a left foot sprain.

  • David Price Pablo Sandoval Screwed Up ... Poop Smarter, Homie

    TMZ "Boston Red Sox star Pablo Sandoval broke the CARDINAL RULE when it comes to dropping a deuce during a MLB game ... so claims David Price who says Pablo needs to be smarter on the crapper. As you've probably heard ... Sandoval was benched by the team after he got caught liking sexy photos on..." June 21

  • Pablo Sandoval and Red Sox discussing abandoning switch-hitting

    Providence Journal "Manager John Farrell hinted that Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch-hitting, a day after Sandoval hit left-handed against a lefty relief pitcher. Sandoval is back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday, hitting fifth against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. But Farrell was intrigued by..." May 26

  • Red Sox's Sandoval leaves game after being hit by pitch in left knee

    The Score "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Tuesday's game in the seventh inning after he was hit by a pitch. Sandoval immediately fell to the ground in pain after taking a 94-mph fastball from Texas Rangers reliever Sam Freeman off the front part of his left knee." May 20

  • Pablo Sandoval not about to switch it up

    Boston Herald "The question was straightforward, the answer even more direct. Can you recall seeing a hitter who got results that were more extreme than Pablo Sandoval’s? “Yeah,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Usually they don’t switch-hit.” Zing. To be fair, Farrell didn’t mean it as a..." May 15

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval has a bruise on his left foot the #RedSox announce.

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

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