Pablo Sandoval is reportedly in Boston to meet with the Red Sox. (Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval arrives in Boston to meet with Red Sox officials

November 17, 2014 - 12:37 pm
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The courtship of the Panda is officially underway. WHDH Sports caught up with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval at Logan Airport. According to Joe Amorosino of WHDH (via twitter), Sandoval arrived with both brother Michael Sandoval and agent Gustavo Vasquez in anticipation of the 28-year-old's meeting with Red Sox officials, though the third baseman was initially coy about his intentions. "I'm on vacation. I just [came to] visit the city," Sandoval joked to WHDH. "I don't know what you're talking about." Sandoval later provided a bit more about his enthusiasm to meet with the Red Sox. "I love being here and the situation," he told WHDH, nothing that he enjoys a good relationship with DH David Ortiz.

Vasquez said that "around five or six" teams remained interested in Sandoval, while Michael Sandoval suggested that his brother was very much open to any team, including the Red Sox. "It can be Red Sox, can be any other uniform," Michael Sandoval told WHDH. "The good part of this is he'll get a chance to explore his value on the market, see who can really appreciate him and his work." The Sox have made little effort to hide their interest in Sandoval, acknowledging that their struggles at third base in 2014 combined with their need for more left-handed lineup balance make the switch-hitting Sandoval an obvious subject of the team's interest. Vasquez, Sandoval's agent, recentlly suggested that the third baseman would like a six-year deal, a goal that seemingly is in line with recent free agent history given Sandoval's relatively young age.
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