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Giants free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a popular man these days.
After visiting the Boston Red Sox early in the week and ongoing communication with San Francisco, the Toronto Blue Jays are expected to make an offer to Sandoval, according to a report from The Boston Globe.
But the Blue Jays' Thursday press conference introducing new catcher Russel Martin, who signed a five-year, $82 million contract, general manager Alex Anthopoulos dispelled the rumors. Still, he didn't deny the team's interest in Sandoval.
"We're going to get back to work, re-evaluate and maybe move forward a little bit with trade discussions and free agency," Anthopoulos said. "Talk of free agents that we're interested, sure, we've talked to all kinds of guys. But talk being close, talk of making offers, I find it amazing that there are guys out there that I have never spoken to or met that are reporting we have plans to make an offer. That's news to me."
Giants vice president and assistant GM Bobby Evans on Thursday said he feels the 2012 World Series MVP has a strong desire to return to the Bay Area.
"We feel like there's a continued mutual interest," he said in a radio interview. "Every indication is that we're well in this thing."
The San Diego Padres have also been linked to Sandoval.
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