posted at 16:50
Author: Patrick Kulp
San Francisco Giants beloved Kung Fu Panda relocating to Boston.
The free agent third baseman, whose post-season performance helped propel the Giants to a World Series win this year, has reached an agreement to sign with the Red Sox, the Giants confirmed Monday. CBS News reported that Sandoval settled on a nearly $100 million price tag for the five-year deal, beating out competing offers from the Giants and the San Diego Padres. According to the Chronicle, the Giants had offered Sandoval a $95 million five-year deal, but had been open to raising it to $100 million. Sandoval, who has been with the team since 2008, played a key role in the Giants' 2014 World Series drive. He boasted a.366 post-season batting average and made the final game-winning catch in Game 7 that clinched the championship for the Giants. The departure came as disappointing news to Giants fans, for whom the Panda had become a crowd favorite. After the World Series victory in October, Sandoval told reporters that he wanted to be a Giant for the rest of his career and Giants CEO Larry Baer said re-signing Sandoval was a top priority. His status as a World Series hero made him highly sought after, and the Giants were reportedly unwilling to give him the six-year deal he initially wanted.

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