"Sandoval, 28, is the older brother of Giants third baseman Pablo. Though he hasn't played affiliated ball since '04, Michael has remained active on the international scene (Baseball-Reference Bullpen to the rescue) and in the Venezuelan League. Signed by the Twins in '97, he made it to high Class A Fort Myers before the ride ended. Sandoval batted a respectable .291/.375/.417 in 175 at-bats for Newark last season in his return to U.S. soil." Seems like its probably more of a favor to Pablo than anything else, but I still love the move. Also signed Andy Sisco which seems like a decent upside signing if he can come back from TJ surgery.