Sandoval steps up offseason approach

Sandoval steps up offseason approach

SAN FRANCISCO -- In his efforts to improve his physical condition, Pablo Sandoval has shifted his training base from San Diego to the Phoenix area.

Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy explained that though Sandoval won't work under the direct supervision of the athletic training staff at its Scottsdale complex, the club will be able to monitor his progress more easily.

Nobody from the Giants pushed Sandoval to make the switch.

"This was all Pablo," Bochy said.