Sandoval re-signed Sunday with the Braves on a minor-league contract, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The contract is worth $1 million at the MLB level. Sandoval appeared in one game for Atlanta last season after he was added to the roster in late September following his release from the Giants. The 34-year-old corner infielder apparently made enough of an impression during his brief time with Atlanta for the organization to bring him back for spring training. He'll have the opportunity to compete for an Opening Day bench role with Atlanta, but Sandoval likely won't be in store for much work if he ends up making the roster.
Sandoval will join the Braves and play third base Sunday against the Red Sox, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. We're still waiting on the Braves' lineup, but it sounds like the transaction has been completed and Sandoval is ready to suit up and make his team debut in the 2020 regular-season finale. Austin Riley has been dealing with a quad injury. Sandoval hit just .220/.278/.268 in 33 games with the Giants before being designated for assignment.
Sandoval signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Sandoval was released after being designated for assignment by the Giants on Thursday, but the 34-year-old will extend his career as part of the Braves' organization. He'll begin at the team's alternate training site, but he could potentially join the active roster in a depth role at some point for a likely playoff run in 2020. Sandoval slashed .220/.278/.268 with five runs and six RBI during 30 games with the Giants this year.
Sandoval was released by the Giants on Thursday. He was designated for assignment earlier in the day, so it naturally follows that Sandoval would rather be released than go work out for a minor-league salary over the final two-plus weeks at the alternate training site. This could spell the end of his big-league career.
Sandoval was designated for assignment Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. This probably spells the end of the road for Sandoval, who had logged just 10 at-bats this month. He hit .220/.278/.268 in 33 games this year.