Report: Braves sign Pablo Sandoval to minor-league deal

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval warms up before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval warms up before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Credit: David Zalubowski

Credit: David Zalubowski

The Braves signed long-time Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval to a minor-league deal Monday, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman. The Giants released Sandoval last week.

Sandoval, 34, hit .220/.278/.268 with one homer and six RBIs in 33 games prior to his release. Sandoval won three World Series with the Giants earlier in his career, and after a disastrous stint with the Red Sox, had been back with the organization since 2017.

The Braves sought bench help at the trade deadline. Sandoval, who’ll report to the alternate training site in Gwinnett, provides another depth option. There are only 12 games remaining in the regular season after Monday.

Sandoval played 14 games as a designated hitter, eight at first base and four at third base for San Francisco. He would be eligible for the Braves' postseason roster.