SF Giants Sign 3-Time World Series Champ

The San Francisco Giants are looking to bring back a blast from the past, by signing a team legend and fan favorite from their three World Series championships back in the previous decade, Pablo Sandoval.

The 37-year-old, known afffectionately as The Panda, last played in the majors three years ago, and will be coming to Giants major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Panda last played in Dubai and before that Mexico.

The 2012 World Series MVP had a successful seven-year run with the Giants to begin his career in 2008, then came back for an encore in 2017 for three more seasons, albeit in a much more reduced role.

His last big league appearance came in 2021 when he hit .178 with four homers for the Atlanta Braves.

The Giants will be honoring the 10-year anniversary of the 2014 World Series champs this coming August, and it would be pretty cool to have Panda around as a member of the 2024 team to help celebrate. 

First, however, he has to make the team out of spring training. 

In 11 total seasons in San Francisco, Sandoval totalled 135 home runs, a .285 batting average and an OPS+ of 118.