He’s their emergency pitcher, emergency catcher, backup third baseman and backup first baseman.
Now, Pablo Sandoval will attempt to show off his versatility with the Giants in a new way.
Sandoval is penciled in to hit sixth and play second base on Sunday and will start at the position for the first time in his Major League career.
With second basemen Joe Panik and Alen Hanson on the disabled list, Sandoval began taking grounders at the position about a month ago. Reserve infielder Kelby Tomlinson has started at second base with both Panik and Hanson out, but the Giants will give Tomlinson the day off against Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood.