Pablo Sandoval could play all nine positions in a game for Giants
With the San Francisco Giants struggling to stay above water in a loaded NL West, they may be pivoting towards entertainment value before long.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on Saturday that he spoke to third baseman Pablo Sandoval after the team was eliminated from the playoff hunt last year about playing all nine positions in a game. Bochy also said that it was still potentially on the table.
Bochy said he talked to Pablo last year, when Giants were eliminated, about playing all nine positions in a game. It’s still an option at some point. “He’s the perfect candidate for it.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) July 14, 2018
Sandoval, who will turn 32 next month, has spent the majority of his time in the big leagues at third base but has made 77 starts over the years at first base and two at second base. The former All-Star also began his professional career as a catcher before ditching the position for good in 2009.
As for what is probably the hardest of the nine positions to play, don’t worry — Sandoval has experience there too.