Pablo Sandoval’s career in San Francisco ended last week. He began a new one on Monday.
Sandoval has signed a minor-league deal with the Braves as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The Braves will be just the third team Sandoval has played for in his 13 year career, his ill-fated two-and-a-half year tenure in Boston being the only other stop.
The Braves are a nice landing spot for Pablo, currently in first place in the NL East (28-19), and closer to his family who resides in Miami.
Sandoval was signed as a utility option for the Giants this year who could do damage against righties. While he showed some encouraging peripherals, his power was never evident, homering just once in 90 plate appearances in which he slashed .220/.278/.268.