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- Net Worth:
- $40 Million
- $5.7 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Aug 11, 1986 (36 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Puerto Cabello
- 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
- Baseball player
💰 Compare Pablo Sandoval’s Net Worth
- Early Life
- MLB Career
- Contracts & Career Earnings
- Personal Life
What is Pablo Sandoval’s Net Worth and Salary?
Pablo Sandoval is a Venezuelan professional baseball player who has a net worth of $40 million. Pablo Sandoval, AKA “Kung Fu Panda,” is best known for his time with the San Francisco Giants in which he was a two-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion. He also played for the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves.
Pablo Emilio Sandavol Reyes was born on August 11, 1986, in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to Pablo Sr. and Amelia Sandoval. He grew up a fan of baseball following the careers of Omar Vizquel and Andres Galarraga. He was born left-handed but wanted to be able to play shortstop like Vizquel, so he taught himself how to throw right-handed as well. When Pablo went to the Dominican Republic for a scouting tournament in 2002, he caught the eye of major league scouts.
Pablo Sandoval was signed by the San Francisco Giants in 2002, and he worked his way up through their minor league system before debuting with the major league team in 2008. The five-foot-10, 268-pounder was capable of playing first base, third base, and catcher but cemented himself as the Giants everyday third baseman in 2009. After batting .345 in just 41 games, Sandoval hit .330 with 25 home runs and 90 runs batted in during his first full season in MLB. But he struggled in 2010 and was benched for the playoffs during their World Series run. He lost weight before the next season and returned to form. In 2012, he was limited due to injuries but selected to his second-straight All-Star Game. And in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, Sandoval joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit three home runs in a World Series Game. He was named the World Series Most Valuable Player as the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers. He finished the 2013 season with a batting average of .278 with 14 home runs and 79 RBIs over 141 games.
As a free agent in 2014, Pablo signed on with the Boston Red Sox. But due to poor performance, he was released in 2017. Sandoval rejoined the Giants for a second stint while the Red Sox remained responsible for paying his salary through the 2019 season. He then signed a minor league contract with the Giants in 2020 and made the team but was designated for assignment later in the year. He joined the Atlanta Braves in September 2020 and was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Eddie Rosario but was released by Cleveland immediately. Pablo played for the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League in 2022. Sandoval also played in the Venezuelan Winter League during offseasons where he was named MVP in 2013 just months after being named the 2012 World Series MVP.
As of 2023, Pablo Sandoval’s career batting average stood at .278 to go with 153 home runs and 639 runs batted in.
Contracts & Career Earnings
In 2012, Pablo Sandoval signed a three-year, $17.15 million deal with the San Francisco Giants. Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in November 2014. He was released by the Red Sox in July 2017. When he was picked up by the Giants, the Red Sox were still on the hook for much of that $95 million contract. The Red Sox were actually paying $50 million for Pablo to play for another team.
Over his 13-year career to date, Pablo Sandoval has earned more than $116.6 million in salary alone.
Pablo Sandoval has a daughter from his first marriage. He divorced Yoletzade in 2010. He then married Yulimar Martins in December 2019. The Sandovals reside in Santa Monica, California.