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Report: Pablo signs minor league contract with the Braves

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Pablo Sandoval isn't done yet. 

The former Giant reportedly has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Monday. 

The Giants released the longtime fan favorite on Friday after he struggled through 33 games this season. Sandoval hit .220 with just one home run and a .546 OPS for the Giants.

Heyman reported Sandoval will start out at the Braves' alternate site, but there's the real possibility he joins Atlanta and could be back in the playoffs. The Braves (28-19) entered Monday's as the No. 2 seed in the NL. The Giants, who are off Monday, currently are the No. 8 seed with a 23-24 record.

Sandoval, 34, could help as a switch-hitting power bat if he finds his stride again. He has been a reliable bench bat in the past, and he could serve as a DH, third baseman or first baseman. Plus, he has a history of postseason heroics. 

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Sandoval was named the 2012 World Series MVP after he hit three home runs in one game against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. He hit .500 for the series and has a .344 career batting average in the playoffs.

While Sandoval no longer plays in San Francisco, there's a chance the Giants could face him and the Braves in the postseason. It would be another page in the book of Pablo's wild career.