For the past few seasons, the San Francisco Giants have went back and forth with third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Blessed with talent, Sandoval has struggled to keep weight off despite putting forth a dedicated effort during the offseason.
Add in the rash of random injuries and Sandoval has found it difficult to play a full season – playing in 141 games last season (though found himself removed early for defensive purposes often), this after playing in 108 and 117 the two prior seasons.
Because of that, it seems as if the San Francisco front office is giving the fan favorite a ‘prove it’ type season as they’re not planning to extend Sandoval’s contract prior to the season.
The Giants and Pablo Sandoval’s representatives have not had any discussions about a contract extension for the third baseman, and general manager Brian Sabean said the club will hold off “as of now.”
There’s been no word if Sandoval would be open to an in-season contract extension, but the 26-year-old will hit the open market if the two sides don’t agree to a deal before the 2015 offseason begins.