Giants release Pablo Sandoval, solidify opening day roster

Mar 28, 2024, 9:58 AM

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants prepares for a spring training game against the Texa...

SURPRISE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 25: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants prepares for a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on February 25, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Kung Fo Panda is not sticking around the Bay Area. The team announced its opening day roster, as well as additional roster moves, which included releasing Pablo Sandoval.

The 37-year-old Sandoval received a non-roster spring training invitation from the Giants earlier this offseason. In 16 spring training games, Pablo Sandoval connected with only seven hits in 28 at-bats.

He last played in the majors for the Atlanta Braves in 2021. He then went on to play in the Mexican League during the 2022-23 seasons and played in the Dubai-based ‘Baseball United’ league along with retired or aged stars like Robinson Cano and Bartolo Colon.

San Francisco also optioned infielder Marco Luciano and outfielder Luis Matos the Triple-A in Sacramento.

What is the San Francisco Giants opening day roster?

The Giants will start the year with 12 pitchers: RHP Camilo Doval, LHP Kyle Harrison, RHP Jordan Hicks, RHP Luke Jackson, LHP Erik Miller, RHP Tyler Rogers, LHP Taylor Rogers, RHP Landen Roupp, LHP Blake Snell, RHP Ryan Walker, RHP Logan Webb & RHP Keaton Winn

Infielders include Nick Ahmed, Matt Chapman, Thairo Estrada, Tyler Fitzgerald, Wilmer Flores & LaMonte Wade Jr.

Guarding the outfield will be Michael Conforto, Jung Hoo Lee, Austin Slater, Jorge Soler & Mike Yastrzemski. And three catchers made the roster: Patrick Bailey, Joey Bart & Tom Murphy

What is the San Francisco Giants upcoming schedule?

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays

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