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.
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.