The Giants signed Sandoval, who performed using the team from 2008 to 2014, on This summer 22 following the Boston Red Sox released him a couple of days earlier. In 32 games, Sandoval is batting .212 with four home runs and 12 RBI.
Without a penny left to experience for more than the following month, however, the Giants have valid reason to call up Sandoval. Not just is he a skilled substitute for Belt, however the team may also get a much better idea whether he’ll offer any value moving forward.
Sandoval did not exactly tear the coverage from the ball using the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, either. He went 6-for-29 with one homer and three RBI in nine games.
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports San Francisco Bay Area reported the Giants will re-evaluate Belt for any concussion after he was hit with a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Anthony Banda.
The Bay Area Giants announced Saturday they added Pablo Sandoval towards the 25-man active roster after placing Brandon Belt around the seven-day concussion protocol.
Still, fans know much better than to anticipate exactly the same hitter who’d b .294/.346/.465 slash line throughout his seven seasons in Bay Area. The very fact the Red Sox released Sandoval two-and-a-half years right into a five-year, $95 million deal illustrates how poorly he was playing in Boston just before his departure.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a effective stretch throughout his first spell using the Giants. He helped they win three World Series titles called the World Series MVP this year.