(CBS SF) – Pablo Sandoval, a longtime favorite among Giants fans for his World Series heroics, has reportedly found a new home after being released from San Francisco last week.
According to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network, Sandoval has reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Sandoval will reportedly start at the team’s alternate training site.
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Breaking: Braves sign Pablo Sandoval. Minors deal. Will start at alternate site.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 14, 2020
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Known as the “Kung Fu Panda,” Sandoval was on his second stint with the Giants, rejoining the Orange and Black in 2017 after a tumultuous two plus years with the Boston Red Sox. He had struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .220 with one homer in 82 at-bats.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Should You Expect Another Relief Payment?
Sandoval’s first run with the team was from 2008 through 2014, being part of three World Series winning teams. Perhaps his most memorable game was Game 1 of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers when he hit three home runs in his first three at-bats of the game.