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Pablo Sandoval in historically bad slump for Giants

Pablo Sandoval

When the San Francisco Giants signed Pablo Sandoval in July, both parties were hoping that a change of scenery would revive Kung Fu Panda’s career. That has not been the case.

Sandoval has been even worse with San Francisco than he was with Boston, which is saying a lot. He is also in the middle of a historically bad streak.

Sandoval went 0-for-4 on Monday against the Rockies. The poor showing dropped his batting average below the Mendoza line and also marked his ninth straight start without a hit.

Panda is 0 for his last 33. He has the longest hitless streak with the Giants since 1984.

Sandoval is now batting .196 with a .518 OPS this season for San Francisco. Those marks are even worse than what he was doing with the Red Sox. Sandoval batted .212 with a .623 OPS in 32 games with Boston before they released him.

At the rate he’s going, Sandoval is going to end up being paid $36 million to sit at home the next two years.

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