Mike Lynch of Boston’s WCBV-TV reports that the Giants made the same offer to Pablo Sandoval as the Red Sox — five years and around $100 million — but the third baseman chose the Red Sox because he felt disrespected by the Giants. It’s unclear exactly why Sandoval felt that way.
Sandoval, 28, won three championships with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. The switch-hitter was signed by the Giants as an amateur free agent in 2003. Over seven seasons in the major leagues, Sandoval hit .294/.346/.465 with 106 home runs and 462 RBI as a two-time National League All-Star. Now, he’ll try to do it in the American League as he helps bolster the left side of the infield in Boston.