Braves third baseman Pablo Sandoval flies out to end Game 6 of NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Braves lost 3-1. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)
The Braves re-signed infielder Pablo Sandoval to a one-year, minor-league deal Sunday. The contract is worth $1 million, if he makes the major-league roster.
Sandoval, 34, joined the Braves late last season and spent most of the time working out at the team’s alternate training site in Gwinnett. He appeared in only one game in the regular season — the finale — but made the postseason roster as a bench player. He had four plate appearances, going 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch.
While he struggled last season, prompting San Francisco to cut him loose, Sandoval hit .268 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs across 108 games in 2019. The Braves have been seeking bench help, adding outfielder Kyle Garlick in recent days.
Sandoval, a switch-hitter, also provides postseason experience, having won three championships with the Giants. This would be his 14th major-league season.
MLB insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the signing and terms.