Pablo Sandoval didn't receive an AT&T Park ovation like Michael Morse when he received his 2014 championship ring.
With Boston in town for a three-game series in Oakland, manager Bruce Bochy, general manager Bobby Evans and president and CEO Larry Baer visited Sandoval at the Red Sox team hotel to privately present him with his hardware.
"The meeting last night was one where everybody was pumped," broadcaster Mike Krukow said on KNBR 680 Monday morning. "He opened up the box, saw the ring, everybody was very ecstatic about it.
"It's baseball. Everybody has moved on from the comments Pablo has made. I mean look, he was really a popular Giant. We loved the guy. And his good so far outweighed the bad, it's not even worth mentioning the bad. Without him, they don't win three."
The meeting was something manager Bruce Bochy said he was looking forward to.
"Pablo was a big part of this club and he helped us win three championships," Bochy said. "We really haven't caught up since he moved on."
Sandoval was a key bat during last October's World Series run, but he signed a five-year deal with the Red Sox in the offseason, spurning a similar offer from the Giants. Sandoval is hitting .299 with two homers and 12 RBI in his first season in the American League. The Red Sox don't play the Giants this season, so there was no way for an on-field ceremony, like Michael Morse received last week.
This spring, Sandoval took shots at his former team in an interview with Bleacher Report, saying it was "not hard at all" to move on. Sandoval said he believes the Giants disrespected his agent, and in his most pointed comments he said he doesn't miss a clubhouse he was a part of for seven seasons.
"Only Bochy," Sandoval said. "I love Boch. He's like my dad. He's the only guy that I miss. And Hunter Pence. Just those guys. But now, I feel like I'm home."
Bochy said there are no hard feelings about those comments, which Sandoval did not back down from when later given the opportunity.
"We appreciate what Pablo did for us," Bochy said. "Some things were taken out of context, that's what I've been told through friends of his -- that he didn't mean it the way it came out."