After all, one of the two catchers on the squad is teammate Buster Posey, and Sandoval does have experience catching at the Major League level, having done so as recently as 2009.
But Sandoval lightly brushed aside the possibility Saturday before the Giants played the Pirates.
Sandoval said he's still got the skills, but admitted, "It's tough. It's a tough position."
In addition to Sandoval and Posey, the Giants will be represented by Melky Cabrera and Matt Cain in Kansas City.