Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Sandoval's agent Gustavo Vasquez told reporters that the deal is done, pending a physical.
According to Heyman, the deal will be for five years and close to $100 million.
Sandoval met with the Red Sox in Boston last week and had said he wants at least a six-year contract in free agency.
Sandoval is a two-time All-Star who won three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants in his eight seasons with the team. He hit .279 with 16 homers, 73 RBI and a .739 OPS in 157 games last season and was even better in the postseason, hitting .366 with a record 26 hits in 71 at-bats during the team’s 17 playoff games.
Sandoval, 28, reportedly turned down a three-year, $40 million deal at the start of the 2014 season and was one of 12 players to reject a $15.1 million one-year qualifying offer from their team.
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