SAN FRANCISCO — Bobby Evans, the assistant general manager for the San Francisco Giants, said he’s been given “every indication” Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing.

Evans said Sandoval, a free-agent third baseman, could decide on contract offers as soon as Thanksgiving next week. Evans spoke with Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez, again Thursday and they have been in regular contact.

“I have every indication that we’re very much in the middle of this process,” Evans said. “The timeline that I mentioned is just my sense, that he’ll come to a point where he’s more likely to make a decision before Thanksgiving. There’s no deadline, that’s just my sense.”

Sandoval met with representatives of the Boston Red Sox this week.

PIRATES: Pittsburgh designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.

Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBI in 131 games with the Pirates after being acquired in an April trade from the New York Mets. The left-handed Davis served as part of a platoon at first base with the right-handed Gaby Sanchez but found himself out of a job with the Pirates likely moving Pedro Alvarez to first in 2015.

TIGERS: Detroit designated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

The Tigers also said they claimed right-hander Josh Zeid off waivers. Zeid appeared in 23 games, all in relief, for Houston last season.

BLUE JAYS: In his pursuit of catcher Russell Martin, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos made his intentions clear in a message to Martin’s representative.

“At one point I mentioned to the agent, ‘Just so you know. I’m signing the player,’ ” Anthopoulos remembered telling Matt Colleran. “Obviously that wasn’t to be arrogant or cocky. I felt we wanted him more than anybody else. We just put so much time into this. He’s the key to our offseason and he’s someone that we really wanted to have.”

YANKEES: New York sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

RANGERS: Texas signed catcher Chris Gimenez and right-hander David Martinez to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.

Texas also signed left-hander Efrain Nieves to a minor league deal. He will be in minor league camp.

YUKI YANAGITA drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 in an exhibition game at Naha, Japan, following their five-game postseason tour.