Aside from passing pleasantries, there haven’t been any conversations between the Giants and the agent for third baseman Pablo Sandoval in months. But Gustavo Vasquez said he remains on good terms with the team, and his camp remains open minded. As you might recall, Vasquez said in the spring, after turning down the Giants’ three-year, $40 million offer, that Sandoval would be certain to hit the open market if he didn’t have a new contract by the All-Star break. Asked Tuesday if he maintains that stance, Vasquez softened a bit. He said he wouldn’t rule out anything either way. It’s clear Sandoval is putting himself in a good position. He’s batting .342 with four home runs and 19 RBI over his last 29 games, and ranks second in the NL with a .314 average beginning May 1. He also has 15 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.484) with runners in scoring position. On the last trip, he became the first Giant since Jeff Kent in 2002 to record three or more RBIs in three consecutive games. His overall numbers -- .283 with 14 homers and 55 RBI – are remarkable when you consider he was hitting .173 as late as May 10.
Giants, Sandoval willing partners in contract dance
CSN Bay Area | Aug 13