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Sandoval hit his first homer of the spring in Thursday's game against the Pirates. It came swinging lefty against right-hander Ryan Beckman.

Joining Sandoval was David Ortiz, who also homered off Beckman on Thursday. It was an encouraging sign of left-handed pop for a team that generated a mere .696 OPS swinging from the left side of the plate in 2014, a tie for 20th in the majors.

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Sandoval worked on his right-handed swing in the offseason, the Boston Globe reports. "I've been working all offseason on my right-handed swing," Sandoval said. "I just started hitting left-handed last week. This is going to be a good challenge for me."As a member of the Giants last season, Sandoval batted .199 from the right side of the plate compared to his career average of .271. He batted .317 from the left side of the plate last season, where he has a .304 career average. While there is no guarantee that the extra work will result in a better outcome, at least Sandoval is trying to correct the flaws in his game.

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Sandoval's signing was made official by the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Multiple reports Monday suggested that Sandoval had agreed to a five-year deal worth nearly $100 million, and the team confirmed the signing Tuesday morning. In a corresponding move, catcher/DH Ryan Lavarnway was designated for assignment, but the team will have to clear another spot on the 40-man roster once they decide to announce the Hanley Ramirez signing.

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Sandoval will officially sign with the Red Sox, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirms.

Sandoval is reportedly joining the Red Sox on a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. The highly sought-after third baseman reportedly had offers from the Padres and Giants, but he'll come to Boston to join Hanley Ramirez in what will be a revamped Red Sox lineup. The 28-year-old Sandoval, a three-time World Series champion and the 2012 World Series MVP, hit .279/.324/.415 with 73 RBI and 16 home runs last season.

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Sandoval has agreed to a five-year deal with Boston worth close to $100 million, Jon Heyman of reports. However, his agent told the deal is not done.

Sandoval was reportedly trying to make a decision on offers from the Giants, Padres and Red Sox and it appears he has decided to go to Boston.

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Sandoval's decision on which team to sign with will be made at some point this week, reports.

Sandoval reportedly has offers from the Giants, Padres and Red Sox.

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Sandoval has received a five-year, $95 million offer from the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reports. The third baseman visited the Red Sox on Monday and Tuesday and left town with the offer.

One major league source said Boston's offer may be in the lead over contract offers from San Francisco and San Diego. Sandoval would provide Boston stability at third base and another left-handed presence in a lineup that has become right-dominant.

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Sandoval rejected the Giants' qualifying offer and will become a free agent, ESPN reports.

As expected, Sandoval will opt for free agency, rather than accepting the $15.3 million offer. After another strong season (.279/.324/.415, 73 RBI) and an impressive postseason, Sandoval is one of the biggest names on the market this offseason. The Giants will likely do everything they can to bring Sandoval back, though they'll have competition from other teams in position to offer him a lucrative contract. The 28-year-old made $8.25 million last season, so he's in for a substantial raise.

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Sandoval is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.

The Giants are going with a lineup of mostly part-time players Saturday, so Sandoval will get his first day off since September 7. Joaquin Arias will man the hot corner in Sandoval's place.

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Sandoval followed up his two-hit performance Wednesday with a three-hit, four RBI showing Thursday against the Padres.

Sandoval had been dealing with a minor hip injury over the past week, and that may have been the reason for his mini-slump. But with two consecutive multi-hit performances, it looks as if he is back to his usual self.