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Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Thursday that he could drop Pablo Sandoval down in the batting order to "try to take some pressure off him."

Sandoval went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, dropping his season line down to an ugly .175/.268/.302. Kung Fu Panda has batted third in all but one game this season, and he hit fourth in that one. Michael Morse and Brandon Belt are both off to nice starts and are candidates to move up in the order if Sandoval is moved down.

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Giants general manager Brian Sabean said in a radio interview Tuesday that the team has tabled extension talks with Pablo Sandoval.

The two sides are at an impasse and it's not clear whether they will resume talks at some point later this season. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported Monday that Sandoval is looking for at least a five-year deal, and the Giants aren't willing to give him that. It's hard to blame San Fran given Sandoval's inconsistent production and waistline. The third baseman is making $8.25 million this season in his final year before free agency.

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Giants and Pablo Sandoval are "still far apart" in extension talks.

Morosi says Sandoval wants at least five years on a long-term deal, but the Giants are no doubt balking at that length given the third baseman's issues at times with weight. If San Fran did wind up locking Kung Fu Panda up with an extension, they seem likely to push for weight clauses to be included in the deal. Sandoval is making $8.25 million this season in his final year before free agency.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 12 Days

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Giants and the representatives for Pablo Sandoval exchanged more contract proposals over the weekend and remain optimistic that a deal will get done.

They aren't close to a deal yet, but both sides have expressed interest in getting it worked out. The 27-year-old third baseman is set to hit free agency after the 2014 season.

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Pablo Sandoval will not play Wednesday after suffering a gash in his hand during a dive Tuesday.

It doesn't sound like a big deal, as Sandoval should be back in action later this week. He's not in danger of missing Opening Day.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 24 Days

Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Sandoval took Tyler Thornburg deep in the eighth inning but it wasn't enough to get the Giants back into the game. The Giants and Sandoval's agent have been trying to work out a contract extension, but they weren't very close when they exchanged figures recently.

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Pablo Sandoval requested "well north" of Hunter Pence's 5-year, $90M deal in contract extension talks, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly.

Perhaps we now know why Giants general manager Brian Sabean sounded so tepid about a potential contract. Sabean told the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that contract talks with Sandoval had been shelved. Sandoval, enjoying a superb spring, is slated to hit free agency next offseason.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 26 Days

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said the club will hold off on contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval "as of now."

San Francisco has locked up Matt Cain and Buster Posey to long-term extensions before Opening Day over the past two years, but Sandoval won't get the same treatment. Team management is still insisting it wants to keep the lumbering third baseman from free agency, but their actions say instead that they'd like Sandoval to prove it again before he's paid. The 26-year-old can become a free agent after this season.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 1 Month

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have yet to engage in extension talks with Pablo Sandoval's representatives.

General manager Brian Sabean said over the winter that he wouldn't rule out approaching Sandoval about an extension if the third baseman showed up to camp in shape. Sandoval has held up his end of the bargain, but it appears the Giants have no intention to get anything done before the season starts. Sandoval is slated to hit free agency next offseason.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 1 Month

Pablo Sandoval homered and walked in his two trips to the plate Thursday against the Reds.

Sandoval took Chien-Ming Wang deep for a solo homer in the fifth inning, his first blast in Cactus League play. The Giants are hoping he can stay healthy and produce in his final season before hitting free agency.