Reports: Sandoval back to Giants pending exam

Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has struck a minor league deal to return to the San Francisco Giants pending a physical, according to multiple reports.

The former Giants star is en route to San Francisco for a physical after his official release from the Boston Red Sox earlier Wednesday. Sandoval, who turns 31 in August, will take a physical for the Giants, then begin playing in Triple-A Sacramento, the reports said.

“He did a lot here and we’ll never forget that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on KNBR 680 radio, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. “Sometimes, it makes sense, especially when you’re looking at it financially, it doesn’t cost you a lot.”