SAN FRANCISCO (AP) From his three-homer game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another championship last month, Pablo Sandoval left quite a mark in San Francisco.
No wonder fans are stunned he is really leaving. Right after he said he would love to retire in a Giants uniform, no less.
Kung Fu Panda is moving about as far away as he could go, to the American League and an East Coast team hoping to duplicate San Francisco's recent run of success. Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting third baseman informed the Giants on Monday he will be taking his services elsewhere.