The San Francisco Giants bring back Pablo Sandoval.
The San Francisco Giants have reunited with former third baseman Pablo Sandoval after he was released by the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Sandoval has signed a minor league deal with the Giants. The Royals were also interested in him.
Sandoval played for the Giants from 2008 to 2014. He signed a five-year deal worth $95 million with the Red Sox in November 2014. Boston will still owe Sandoval $48.3 million. He was offered an assignment to Triple A Pawtucket but refused.
In his three seasons with the Red Sox, Sandoval disappointed with a .237 average, 14 home runs and 59 RBIs. He was hitting .212 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 32 games this season.
Sandoval issued an apology Saturday for comments he made during his initial departure from the Giants.