Report: Pablo Sandoval Discussed Five-Year Contracts In $80M-To-$90M Range


The Pablo Sandoval saga continues to intensify.

Sandoval, who is considered the top third baseman available on the free-agent market, has discussed five-year contracts in the $80-$90 million range with the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday.

Crasnick added that things could come together quickly with Sandoval and that the Red Sox are a “very serious player” for the two-time All-Star. Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday to meet with the Red Sox.

Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez, plans to speak by phone with the Giants on Wednesday, a source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. It’s reportedly possible Sandoval will be on the call, too.

Vasquez previously said his client was looking for a six-year contract in free agency.

Sandoval hit .279 with 16 homers, 73 RBIs and a .739 OPS in 2014. The 28-year-old then added to his already impressive postseason resume by hitting .366 (26-for-71) with an .888 OPS in the playoffs en route to his third World Series title with the Giants.

Sandoval is hitting .344 (53-for-154) with six homers, 20 RBIs and a .935 OPS in 39 career postseason games.

The San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox also are rumored to be interested in Sandoval.

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