Pablo Sandoval RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Giants place Sandoval on DL, recall Noonan

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants placed Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list with a left foot strain, the club announced Tuesday afternoon. Sandoval missed the Giants' three-game series in St.Louis two weekends ago after originally straining the foot in the team's 5-2 victory over the A's on May 30. He returned to..." June 11

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    Matt Steinmetz @MSteinmetzCSN

    #SFGiants president Larry Baer said on @957thegame on Monday that Pablo Sandoval's foot injury is hairline fracture rather than strain.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Noonan traveling to PIT, will be added to roster if he arrives in time, Giants say. Sandoval expected to go on DL but nothing official yet.

  • Disabled list a strong possibility for Pablo Sandoval

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval’s MRI exam showed that his left foot strain was no more severe, but the Giants’ All-Star third baseman is likely headed to the disabled list anyway. “To be honest, we need to get this to calm down,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said following a 6-2 victory at Arizona on Sunday...." June 10

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Sandoval left the game after aggravating his left foot strain, Giants say.

  • Giants' Pablo Sandoval injured

    San Jose Mercury News "The losses keep coming for the Giants, who have been hit with a string of injuries after a relatively healthy start to their season. Pablo Sandoval went for an MRI after feeling discomfort in Thursday's win and will miss at least two to three days because of a left foot strain. Manager Bruce..." June 01

  • Sandoval's shot lifts Giants over Nats in 10th

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval felt like hell, and not because his teammates gave him the same kidney shots he administers when one of them ends a game with a hit. Sandoval was so sick, he took intravenous fluids before Tuesday night's big matchup between Matt Cain and Stephen Strasburg. It's funny how much..." May 22

  • Pablo Sandoval's homer rescues Giants 2-1 over D-Backs

    San Francisco Chronicle "It comes from a Kanye West song, a rap that goes, "Clique, clique, clique, clique ..." Hunter Pence knows the song. He hears it in the clubhouse. Before Pablo Sandoval batted in the ninth inning at Chase Field on Tuesday night with the Giants down 1-0, Pence approached Sandoval and said, "Feel..." May 01

  • Sandoval leaves early with more elbow discomfort

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval left Monday night’s game in the sixth inning with recurring discomfort in his right elbow, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy hoped he’d only be without his World Series MVP for one day. The Panda hopes he misses even less time than that. “I don’t think so!” shouted Sandoval, when..." April 30

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    Alex Pavlovic @

    PandaMode ON: Sandoval is in opening day lineup.

  • Pablo Sandoval optimistic after Saturday workout

    San Jose Mercury News "Pablo Sandoval spent part of Saturday's spring finale leaning on a wall at the edge of the visiting dugout at the Coliseum, repeatedly tossing a ball into the air and catching it with his glove. The Giants third baseman is itching to get back in the everyday lineup, and he took a step in that..." March 31

  • Bochy hopeful Sandoval will be ready for Opening Day

    CSN Bay Area "Giants manager Bruce Bochy remains hopeful that third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be ready for Monday’s regular season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sandoval was scheduled to undergo another heavy day of baseball activity Thursday, including throwing to test the inflamed nerve in his..." March 29

  • Sandoval update: Bochy sounds a note of caution

    San Jose Mercury News "As opening day draws nearer, Manager Bruce Bochy sounded a note of caution regarding third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s injured right elbow. “We can’t ever stop looking at the big picture,’’ Bochy said before Thursday night’s game against the A’s at AT&T Park. “We’re not going to push him if he’s..." March 28

  • Pablo Sandoval takes big step toward making SF Giants opener

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval played catch from 75 feet, took batting practice from both sides and fielded grounders today, his first real bout of baseball activity since he was diagnosed with an inflamed nerve in his right elbow. Sandoval has expressed a desire to return by Monday’s opener in Los Angeles...." March 27

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    Alex Pavlovic @

    Bochy said Sandoval is pain-free. Staff is more optimistic that he will be ready for opening day.

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    Alex Pavlovic @

    Bochy said Sandoval is pain-free. Staff is more optimistic that he will be ready for opening day.

  • Pablo Sandoval has more tests on injured elbow

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants got one step closer to reuniting their opening day lineup, then took two steps back. Marco Scutaro (back tightness) returned to his familiar No. 2 spot in a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, but Brandon Belt was a late scratch with neck pain and Pablo Sandoval spent more..." March 25

  • Another setback for Pablo Sandoval's elbow

    CSN Bay Area "It’s been a rough spring for NL West clubs. The Padres will be without Chase Headley, last year’s NL RBI leader, for a month because of a fractured finger. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez will miss 10 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. The Dodgers are worried about expensive new co-ace Zack..." March 24

  • A diagnosis for Pablo Sandoval’s sore elbow

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval’s diagnosis is ulnar neuritis, an inflammation of the nerve that runs through the elbow. Bochy said Sandoval will get treatment and be assessed later in the week. Bochy also said he has heard nothing about bone chips. I’m told that over the next few days..." March 19

  • Sandoval thinks elbow pain isn't serious

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Sunday's lineup with what the Giants called right elbow discomfort, but he said, "I don't think it's something serious." That's to be determined. The World Series MVP will have tests on Monday to find the extent of the injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval,..." March 18

  • Sandoval back from World Baseball Classic

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval went from the international stage, where his Venezuelan team bowed out of the World Baseball Classic, to an exhibition game against the Padres two days later. How does one adjust to the shift in intensity? "All games for me are big," Sandoval said Tuesday. "It's just as..." March 13

  • San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval to be put through extra conditioning this spring

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants intend to put third baseman Pablo Sandoval through another round of extra conditioning this spring, and Sandoval won't fight it. But Saturday, he insisted he is in baseball shape. "Who cares what other people say?" Sandoval said. "I'm here to do my job. I'll keep doing my..." February 17

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    Ken Rosenthal @

    No shock, but #SFGiants unhappy with Sandoval's weight. Ongoing issue that Sandoval cannot seem to control. Will be a story this spring.

  • Sandoval hopes for another MVP display in WBC

    CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval, battling head congestion, wasn’t at his most energetic while gutting through the Giants’ annual FanFest on Saturday. But that didn’t prevent him from jabbing with a few of his teammates, who will be his foes in the World Baseball Classic next month. He jokingly vowed to turn and..." February 10

  • Pablo Sandoval back with VWL squad after health scare

    Hardball Talk "Good news out of the Venezuelan Winter League. According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Pablo Sandoval has returned to the starting lineup for Navegantes del Magallanes following a short stay in a local hospital. He was diagnosed with colitis (swelling of the large intestine)..." January 20

  • World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval silences the critics

    San Jose Mercury News "In an already boisterous clubhouse, where the passage of time was marked by flying corks and empty bottles, Pablo Sandoval finally pushed his way through the doorway to join the party. At first there was no room to move. Sandoval simply raised the World Series MVP trophy over his head and let..." October 30