Report: Red Sox ‘All In’ On Pablo Sandoval

November 12, 2014 1:47 PM
Report: Red Sox ‘All In’ On Pablo Sandoval
" BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox are reportedly making a big push for one of the biggest bats on the free agent market.

According to ESPNBoston ’s Gordon Edes, one MLB executive says Boston is “all in” on free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Many see Sandoval, better known as “Kung Fu Panda,” as a perfect fit for the Red Sox. He would fill their immediate need at third base, provide a left-handed bat in the order (he’s a switch hitter), and could eventually take over at DH whenever David Ortiz decides to step away from the game. Sandoval is a clutch performer when it comes to the postseason, sporting a .344 batting average with six home runs and 20 RBIs in 39 playoffs games. He’s won three World Series during his time with the Giants, batting .426 in the Fall Classic.

He’s also very durable despite his large stature (5-foot-11, 245 pounds), playing a career-high 157 games last season with a .279 batting average to go with 16 homers and 73 RBIs "

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