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NL West Notes: Giants thought about Sandoval trade, Padres uniforms

The latest from around the National League West.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

San Francisco is considering trading for Red Sox infielder Pablo Sandoval, according to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald.

Sandoval, 30, signed a five-year, $95 million deal with the Red Sox, but he has struggled during his stint in Boston. After batting .245 over 126 games in his first season of the new deal, Sandoval underwent season-ending surgery in 2016.

Though Sandoval has had difficulty with maintaining his weight and will be forced to bounce back from an injury in 2017, he might benefit from an environment change. He batted .294 over the first seven seasons of his career with the Giants.

More from around the National League West:

  • Vin Scully received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a moment that few Dodgers fans will forget.

  • Jean Segura had a productive year with the Diamondbacks, and it could be considered one of the best single seasons in Arizona’s history.

  • San Diego revealed some changes to its uniforms, but the consensus is not exactly in the club’s favor.

  • Yes, the bullpen has been an issue, but the Giants’ biggest problem might still be the outfield.