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48 Pablo Sandoval 3B
Height/Weight: 5-11/245 | Birthdate: 8/11/1986 | Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,700,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/74 | Average Draft Position: 152.58
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Pablo Sandoval distracted by impending free agency?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is batting just .164 and has committed three errors through 14 games. His rocky start has left manager Bruce Bochy pondering if Sandoval is distracted by impending free agency after negotiations about a contract extension were tabled.

"I've been concerned that it's a distraction for him, but he told me it's not a distraction," Bochy said Wednesday during an interview with MLB Network Radio. "I need him to play from the heart and don't think about what's going to happen at the end of the year."


Giants, Pablo Sandoval end extension talks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday that extension talks with third baseman Pablo Sandoval have been tabled, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

The two sides are at an impasse, as the team made a three-year offer last month while Sandoval was looking for a five-year deal. He's scheduled to become a free agent at the end of this season.


Report: Giants, Pablo Sandoval remain far apart in talks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval remain far apart in extension talks, Fox Sports 1 reports.

Sandoval is looking for a deal of five or more years, and a report in March indicated his representatives wanted to use Hunter Pence's five-year, $90-million deal as a starting point in negotiations. He rejected a three-year deal in the $40-million range at that time.


Pablo Sandoval smacks three-run homer vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run of the season in his team's 7-2 win over the Dodgers Saturday.

Sandoval knocked a three-run home run as part of a four-run fifth inning to put the game out of reach for the Dodgers. He went 1 for 3 and also drew two walks in the win. Sandoval was just 3 for 20 with three walks entering play Saturday.


Pablo Sandoval held without a hit in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (hand) returned to the starting lineup Thursday night against the A's in an exhibition game at AT&T Park. Sandoval went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 4-0 defeat. He's hitting .259 with three homers and 12 RBI this spring.

Pablo Sandoval out of action Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup Wednesday, according to CSN.

The move was expected, as Sandoval injured his hand Tuesday, and was ruled out for Wednesday's game. The injury is not expected to be serious, and Sandoval should return to action shortly. He hit .278/.341/.417 in 525 at-bats last year.


Pablo Sandoval injures hand Tuesday, ruled out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval injured his hand making a defensive play in Tuesday's game against the Brewers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sandoval has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, but the injury shouldn't affect his availability for the regular-season opener. He went 1 for 4 and hit his third homer of the spring Tuesday.


Pablo Sandoval rejects three-year offer from Giants


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Giants on Friday made a three-year offer in the $40 million range to third baseman Pablo Sandoval, Gustavo Vasquez of SPS Sports Group told CSN Bay Area. The offer was rejected by Sandoval's reps at SPS, who are hoping to use Hunter Pence’s five-year, $90 million deal as a starting point in negotiations.

Vasquez said he will continue to negotiate with the Giants, but he dobuts a deal will get done before opening day.

"I don’t think in 24 hours they’ll jump from three years to five or six," he said. "But I know for sure that after the All-Star break, if nothing happens, then it’s on to free agency."


Giants not ready to talk contract extension for Pablo Sandoval


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Giants and representatives for third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had discussions about a contract extension, and general manager Brian Sabean said the club will hold off "as of now" in regards about starting up contract talks, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sabean did added he would be open to discussing a contract extension during the season based on what Sandoval did in the offseason and how he has been performing this spring.


Thinner Pablo Sandoval impresses manager


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) A slimmed-down Pablo Sandoval has impressed Bruce Bochy with his new-found quickness at third base, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Bochy said Wednesday that Sandoval looked "really, really good" in his first workout this spring for the Giants and added that he plans to stop removing him for a defensive replacement late in games.

Sandoval lost 42 points over the winter.


Pablo Sandoval loses weight to 'take my job seriously'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2014) A massive weight loss was the result of Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval becoming determined to be the best player and person he can be.

"I showed that I grew up, like a human being," he told the San Jose Mercury News. "I take my job seriously."

It will remain to be seen if the reported loss of 42 pounds this winter will affect his performance in the field and at the plate. He remained a productive hitter in 2013, batting .278 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI, but has yet to match his breakthrough season of 2009.


Pablo Sandoval exits winter league game due to injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from a Venezuelan league playoff game Saturday night after he pulled up lame running out a grounder in the eighth inning, according to CSN Bay Area.

However, the injury appeared minor and he likely left the game as a precaution since Sandoval's team was leading 11-2 at the time of the injury.


Pablo Sandoval sheds 42 pounds this winter


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said that he has lost 42 pounds this winter due to offseason training, LasMayores.com reports.

The team was reportedly considering signing Sandoval to an extension earlier in the offseason but wanted to see that he was committed to improving his off-season conditioning. He's scheduled to be a free agent after the 2014 season.


Giants considering extension for Pablo Sandoval


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/11/2013) The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants could re-sign third baseman Pablo Sandoval during the coming season. The team, however, wants reassurance that Sandoval will be conscientious about his conditioning and perform well.

Sandoval has reportedly been working especially hard on his conditioning this offseason.

He is entering the final year of a three-year deal worth $17.15 million and is set to enter free agency at the end of the 2014 season, unless he receives a contract extension.


Pablo Sandoval drawing some interest


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/12/2013) The San Francisco Chronicle reports that several teams have contacted the Giants with inquiries on third baseman Pablo Sandoval. In 2013, the injury-plagued Sandoval played in 141 games -- his highest total since 2010 -- and batted .278 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI.

The Giants, however, are not currently looking to trade Sandoval, as they do not have a replacement readily available.


Pablo Sandoval returns for final weekend of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who had been dealing with the flu, returned to the starting lineup Frday for the final three games of the season against the Padres. He is hitting .276/.337/.416 with 14 homers and 77 RBI in 515 at-bats this season.

Pablo Sandoval dealing with flu-like symptoms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was held out of Thursday's contest against the Dodgers because of flu-like symptoms. At this point, with four games left on the year, the Giants will likely take a cautious approach with Sandoval. He is listed as day to day.

Pablo Sandoval clubs 14th homer in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit his 14th home run Wednesday as part of a 2-for-3 performance with two RBI and two runs in his team's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

It was Sandoval's first home run since homering three times in one game on Sept. 4. He has hit .276/.337/.416 with 14 home runs and 77 RBI in 515 at-bats.


Pablo Sandoval back in Giants' lineup


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2013) One day after leaving a game early due to tightness in his back, Pablo Sandoval was penciled into the Giants' starting lineup. The third baseman was listed sixth in the batting order for Sunday's series finale at the Yankees.

Pablo Sandoval's back tightens up


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval's back tightened up on him and he left Saturday's game in New York early, CSN Bay Area reports.

Sandoval left after three at-bats. He was 2 for 3 in the game with a double and is batting .274 on the year. He's considered day to day.


Pablo Sandoval spelled at the hot corner


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/8/2013) Pablo Sandoval was not in the Giants' starting lineup for Sunday's contest against the Diamondbacks. It marks the first time since Aug. 21 that Sandoval hasn't started a game.

Joaquin Arias got the nod at third base in place of Sandoval.


Pablo Sandoval homers three times in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval smacked three home runs as part of a 4-for-5 performance in Wednesday's 13-5 win over the Padres.

Sandoval came up a grand slam short of the home run cycle after hitting a two-run homer in the fifth inning, a solo homer in the eighth inning and a three-run homer in the ninth inning. He's hit .277/.333/.415 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI in 455 at-bats.


Pablo Sandoval picks up three hits


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval collected three hits Tuesday agains the Rockies.

Sandoval hit two singles and a home run, finishing the game 3 for 4. He scored one run and knocked in one RBI. Sandoval is hitting .272/.328/.398 in 427 at-bats. 


Pablo Sandoval returns to action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval returned to action Thursday night against the Pirates.

Sandoval reached base twice as he finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored in a 10-5 defeat. He is hitting .267/.323/.384 with nine homers and and 59 RBI in 409 at-bats.

Pablo Sandoval expected back Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval should return Thursday, according to MLB.com.

Sandoval missed two games with back spasms. An MRI on his back came back negative Wednesday. Sandoval was available off the bench both days, but manager Bruce Bochy said he wanted to give Sandoval time to let the injury calm down.

Sandoval is hitting .266/.321/.384 in 406 at-bats.