Pablo Sandoval weighing offers

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent.

Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has received contract offers from all of the teams under consideration and will take the weekend to weigh his options.

After Sandoval won a third World Series title in five years with the San Francisco Giants, he indicated that it was his desire to remain with the organization, but the Boston Red Sox are making a strong push to wrest him away from the Bay Area.

The Boston Globe reported Friday that the Red Sox have extended a five-year, $95 million offer. Other teams reportedly interested in Sandoval's services include the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and the Giants.

The 28-year-old switch hitter played a huge role in the Giants' 2012 and 2014 World Series title runs, but the team did not discourage him from testing his value on the free-agent market. But they've also stayed involved in the bidding this offseason, with assistant general manager Bobby Evans telling the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday: "I think the interest is sincere. I think Pablo loves this fan base as much as any player loves a fan base, and that could go a long way."