Report: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval rejects qualifying offer

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Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has rejected a one-year qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Giants tendered the $15.3 million offer prior to the November 3 deadline, but Sandoval is expected to garner multiple long-term offers on the free agent market. By extending the qualifying offer, the Giants ensure that they will receive a compensatory draft pick if Sandoval signs elsewhere. 

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Sandoval, 28, hit 16 home runs while posting a .739 OPS during the 2014 regular season. In the postseason, the veteran third baseman had seven extra-base hits in 17 games, while batting .366 with an .888 OPS. 

Sandoval was in the final year of a three-year, $17.15 million contract, with an $8.25 million salary in the final year. 

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