"Pablo's determined to make it by Opening Day, so it's a wait-and-see," Bochy said.
Sandoval has been bothered by an irritated nerve in his elbow that is complicated by a bone spur. On Sunday, he underwent X-rays and a CAT scan at a Scottsdale-area hospital.
Sandoval, the Most Valuable Player of last year's World Series, was batting .435 (10-for-23) before being sidelined.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.