"He's coming around," Bochy said. "I'm more and more encouraged with Pablo. I think possibly he'll be ready when his time is up. He was out here taking some swings yesterday during batting practice, and he's doing more and more in the training room. I like the progress he's making."
Sandoval injured his hamstring while stretching for a double play while playing first base against the Padres on July 24, and Bochy said he is uncommitted on whether Sandoval will play first base again when he returns.
"Not sure, to be honest," Bochy said. "We'll see how things are going when he's back. Ideally, you'd like to keep him at third and not have that risk again."