Just as it seems that Paul Sandoval is setting himself up for life beyond the five-year contract he signed with the Red Sox before the 2015 season, the 33-year-old's career hit another road.
The Giants announced on Saturday that Sandoval's term was ending due to the onset of elbow surgery.
Pablo Sandoval is reviewed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Dr. ElAttrache says Sandoval is undergoing UCL reconstruction with right elbow surgery. Sandoval will have the procedure done in the first week of September. #SFGiants
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Sandoval is bound to qualify for free agency after the 2019 season, culminating in the final season of five-year, $ 95 million deal he set to play in Boston. In 107 games, Sandoval carried a .823 OPS and .269 batting average while striking out 14 homers, playing at third and first base.
The switch-hitter also succeeded as a pinch-hitter for the Giants this season, going 18-for-47 (.383).
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