Pablo Sandoval San Francisco Giants

Classic infield Pablo Sandoval He is reportedly set to reunite with the Giants this spring. Alex Pavlovich of NBC Sports Bay Area this afternoon. Sandoval is expected to join the club in the minor leagues with a non-roster invitation to big league spring training. Pavlovich made it clear that Sandoval’s situation is different from that of the Giants’ long-time reliever Sergio Romo last year. In March, Romo returned to San Francisco on his own roster deal, intending it to be a ceremonial final stop before retirement. Pavlovich points out that Sandoval, on the other hand, He will be back in 2021 after his last appearance in the majors.

The 37-year-old veteran started his professional career in 2004 when he was 17 years old. Moving to the Red Sox in free agency before the 2015 season. Sandoval’s tenure in Boston was short-lived as the club struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness in three seasons with the Red Sox before reaching his July 2017 assignment. After that, he spent the next three years with the club in a bench role, slashing a league average of .253/.308/.437 in 642 outings in a Giants uniform from 2018 to 2020.

Sandoval parted ways with the Giants for a second time late in the shortened 2020 campaign and continued with the Braves after being released by the club. He made one appearance for Atlanta during the stretch run before returning for the 2021 season, contributing in 69 games off the bench before being traded to Cleveland. Eddie Rosario Before that year’s trade deadline. Sandoval was immediately released following the trade without making any appearances for his new club. Since his last big league opportunity, Sandoval has appeared in various leagues in Latin America, including a 91-game stint in the Mexican League in 2022. Panda was last seen in a professional game in Dubai.

Sandoval is just a few months shy of his 38th birthday and hasn’t played a ball since the 2021 season, making him a long-shot to make the club’s 40-man roster heading into the season. The opportunity seems like a long shot, especially given the club’s many options in the corners of the field JD Davis, Wilmer FloresAnd Lamonte Wade Jr With that said, the switch-hitting veteran sports a 285/.337/.457 slash line in 11 seasons in San Francisco and will bring his energy and veteran presence to the Giants clubhouse this spring, whether he’s managing or not. Whether or not to secure a role on the club’s bench for the 2024 campaign.