Report: Red Sox leading the pack in pursuit of Sandoval
The Red Sox may be the current front-runner in the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo.
Cafardo, citing a Major League source, suggested the five-year, $95 million offer from Boston has the lead on offers from the Padres and his former club, the Giants. The report also indicated Sandoval, 28, is hoping to make a decision soon.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Padres made their offer to Sandoval on Friday. The club’s general manager A.J. Preller also met with the third baseman’s agent Gustavo Vazquez in Miami that day, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock.
The Blue Jays are also thought to be in the mix for Sandoval, but at Thursday’s introductory press conference for Russell Martin, general manager Alex Anthopoulos downplayed the possibility of another imminent free agent acquisition.
– Chad Thornburg