Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval doesn't back down from negative comments about Giants

John Tomase
March 10, 2015 - 9:54 am

Pablo Sandoval isn't backing down from comments suggesting he doesn't miss San Francisco. Sandoval met reporters in Fort Myers on Tuesday morning and made no apologies for an interview with Bleacher Report's Scott Miller, in which he blasted the Giants for treating him poorly in contract negotiations and added that he only misses manager Bruce Bochy and Hunter Pence. "I'm happy to be in Boston. I feel at home right now," Sandoval told reporters. "Whatever I said, whatever has come out, it's the truth, so I'm just happy to be here with my new team." Sandoval has fit right in with the Red Sox as a leader, taking young third basemen like Garin Cecchini and Sean Coyle under his wing, and even making some pointers on footwork to shortstop Xander Bogaerts. "It's fantastic," Sandoval said. "It's not three guys, it's 25 guys. All the guys, the young guys, the veteran guys, we all work together -- pitchers, position players, outfielders, infielders, catchers. We are together to do a lot of things out there and play like a team, and that's one of the things that in spring training you work on." Sandoval has no regrets over signing with the Red Sox. "I just want to be here," he said. "I just want to be here, so I'm here now. Everything came out with the right team, the right choice that I made, so I'm happy to be here."