Saturday, August 05, 2017

The Panda makes it back

Pablo Sandoval in the Orange and Black. Brandon Belt just went on the concussion DL so there was a spot on the roster. They traded Eduardo Nunez for prospects -- let's find out asap if Pablo has anything left in the tank.

Here's the story --

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval is back on the Giants' 25-man roster. A spot for the third baseman opened on Saturday, when the Giants placed Brandon Belt on the seven-day concussion disabled list -- a day after he was hit in the helmet by a 79-mph curveball.
The club purchased the contract of Sandoval, who last played for the Giants in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
Sandoval, 30, had 38 at-bats over 12 games in the Minors before rejoining the team. He was 8-for-38 (.211) in 12 total Minor League games. In 48 total plate appearances, he's homered once and collected four RBIs.
The Giants re-signed Sandoval on July 22 after he was designated for assignment by the Red Sox. The third baseman apologized to fans and his teammates during a news conference at AT&T Park last month.

After signing with Boston, Sandoval said that manager Bruce Bochy and right fielder Hunter Pence were the only Giants he would miss. Saying "I learned my lesson" and citing "miscommunication," Sandoval apologized to players and fans for those remarks. He added, "Hunter's like my brother now; Bochy was like my dad at that time."
Bochy said earlier this week that he wanted Sandoval to collect more at-bats before his ascent back to the Majors.
"When the time comes, it will happen," Bochy said on Wednesday.
Sandoval figures to assume duties at third base, with Eduardo Nunez traded and Belt hurt. Recently promoted Ryder Jones, the team's No. 14 prospect according to, will likely move to first base while Sandoval takes over at third.


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