Hector Sanchez C CWS 5 days ago

Sanchez had his contract purchased by the White Sox on Tuesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox needed a catcher after placing Kevan Smith (back) on the disabled list, allowing Sanchez to join the big league roster. He hasn't been hitting all that well with Triple-A Charlotte, posting a rough .143 batting average, although he does have two home runs in 30 plate appearances to his credit. Despite this, Sanchez will likely serve as the backup catcher behind Dioner Navarro until Smith or Alex Avila return from their respective injuries.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 1 month ago

The White Sox assigned Sanchez to minor league camp Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was no room on the big league roster with both Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila in the fold, so Sanchez will report to Triple-A Charlotte.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 5 months ago

Sanchez (ankle) signed with the White Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the offseason acquisitions of fellow catchers Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila, it's unclear where Sanchez will fit into the mix. He split time between the majors and minors last season, and could be reduced to a similar role with his new club.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 5 months ago

The Giants declined to tender Sanchez (ankle) a contract for 2016, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez was the odd man out of the catching mix with Andrew Susac (wrist) and Trevor Brown emerging as viable options behind Buster Posey. Ankle and hamstring injuries cut Sanchez's 2015 season short, but he was able to avoid another concussion scare after battling head injuries throughout the second half of 2014.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 8 months ago

Sanchez (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He had already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but this allows the Giants to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Sprains to his ankle and hamstring ended Sanchez's season, but neither injury should linger into next year.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 8 months ago

Sanchez will miss the remainder of the season due to a left ankle sprain and left hamstring strain, the Associated Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez first suffered the injury while running out a sacrifice bunt Friday night, and although initial X-rays showed no structural damage, the severity of the strain and sprain was significant enough to sideline him for the next month. Sanchez will wrap up the season with a .179/.207/.304 batting line over 59 plate appearances, and will likely enter the 2016 campaign as the Giants' No. 3 catcher if he's retained during the offseason.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 8 months ago

Sanchez's X-rays on injured ankle came back negative, Andrew Baggarly of Bay Area News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He left the game in the fourth inning with a sprained ankle and was replaced by Buster Posey. With Andrew Susac out for the remainder of the season with a sprained wrist, the Giants will most likely call up another catcher to back-up Posey in the coming days.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 8 months ago

Sanchez was removed from Saturday's against Colorado, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He appeared to have been injured while running to first base on a sacrifice bunt in the fourth inning. Buster Posey, who was supposed to have the night off, came in to replace him. More information should be available after the game.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 8 months ago

Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Andrew Susac's return last month cost Sanchez his job as backup to Buster Posey, but with rosters expanding Tuesday, Sanchez will return to provide additional depth behind the plate. Sanchez's offensive production with the big club has fallen off each of the last three seasons, with his batting line hitting a low point this year at .154/.185/.269.

Hector Sanchez C CWS 12 months ago

Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

Sanchez was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento with Hunter Pence (forearm) activated off the disabled list Saturday. In 31 at-bats this season, Sanchez batted .194 with nine strikeouts.