There are now multiple reports citing Pablo Sandoval’s agent saying that there is no done-deal between his client and the Red Sox. He’s saying, however, that Sandoval will make a decision by the end of the day.
Once again, noting Jon Heyman’s historic accuracy with such things, I suspect that the hesitance to confirm that a deal is in place with the Red Sox is caught up with Sandoval’s people wanting to formally communicate with the other clubs who have made offers — the Giants and the Padres — that Sandoval is not going to accept. Which, while certainly not necessary, would be a courteous thing.
Upshot: thinking we’ll hear within a few hours that the Sandoval to Boston deal is done.