Report: Giants to sign Pablo Sandoval to a minor league deal

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Update: Sandoval says he’s waiting until Friday to make an official decision, per ESPN’s Marly Rivera.

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MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the Giants are expected to sign free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a minor league deal. Sandoval became a free agent on Wednesday when the Red Sox released him.

Sandoval, 30, appeared in 32 games for the Red Sox this season. He hit a meager .212/.269/.354 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 108 plate appearances.

The Giants have reportedly received interest in third baseman Eduardo Nunez. In the event he is traded, Sandoval could get some playing time at third base along with Jae-gyun Hwang.