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San Francisco Giants: 5 best landing spots for Pablo Sandoval

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre on April 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre on April 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 06: Miguel Andujar #41 of the New York Yankees celebrates with a fist bump after hitting a single during the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 06: Miguel Andujar #41 of the New York Yankees celebrates with a fist bump after hitting a single during the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

1. New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have had to deal with a ton of injuries so far this season, yet they have still been a force in the American League East.

Wouldn’t it be ironic for Sandoval to help the Yankees win a division title while the rival Boston Red Sox are paying the bulk of his salary?

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If Sandoval is traded to the Yankees, he could be the difference in winning the division. The short porch in right field would also be perfect for him to rake from the left side of the plate.

With Greg Bird, Troy Tulowitzki and Miguel Andujar all on the injured list, the Yankees have a legitimate need for more infield help. Bird and Andujar are both on the 60-day IL, so they won’t be returning any time soon.

It’s unlikely he will steal any playing time from first baseman Luke Voit, but Sandoval would still be a worthwhile addition to reinforce the third base position.

Sandoval’s switch-hitting would help balance out a lineup that is very right-handed heavy when everyone is healthy, so manager Aaron Boone would have a nice weapon if the Yankees were to acquire him.

The Yankees system is very pitching rich, so Zaidi could get greedy here and try to get some good pitching for the future. Right-handers Nick Nelson or Michael King would be good targets since they should be ready by next year. Nelson is the No. 11 prospect and King is the No. 12 prospect in the New York farm system, per MLB.com.

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So there you have it, five potential landing spot for San Francisco Giants veteran Pablo Sandoval and an idea of what prospects he might bring back in return.

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