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Sanchez signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Giants on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old struggled in a limited role behind Buster Posey last season, posting a .196/.237/.301 batting line in 66 games before concussion symptoms forced him to miss nearly the entire second half. His absence opened the door for Andrew Susac, who performed well in his stead, and Sanchez will likely have to fight to reclaim the backup job in spring training.

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Sanchez (concussion) has been symptom-free for a week, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It's certainly encouraging news, but the 24-year-old will visit a specialist soon to be sure he's OK. Sanchez is hoping to DH and play some first base in winter ball, and while the Giants haven't indicated as much, it could be a sign they are thinking about a full-time move out from behind the plate.

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Sanchez (concussion) has been transferred to the 60-day DL, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

As expected, Sanchez will continue to miss time as he deals with concussion symptoms. He's been advised to rest for a couple of weeks and it seems very unlikely that he returns this season. With roster set to expand Monday, the Giants will call up veteran Guillermo Quiroz from Triple-A Fresno.

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Sanchez (concussion) is likely done for the season, the Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic reports.

He has been told by doctors to rest for the next three weeks, as he still has headaches and was vomiting two days ago. While Sanchez wouldn't say he was officially done for the season, it doesn't seem realistic at this point to count on the backup catcher returning before October, if at all in 2014.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he's hoping Sanchez (concussion) can return in September, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The skipper recently acknowledged that Sanchez's season may very well be over, but he is holding out hope that the 24-year-old can contribute in some capacity over the final couple weeks. Sanchez has been extremely unlucky of late, as he took a foul ball off his mask in one of his first rehab games and suffered another concussion shortly after he was cleared to resume his assignment.

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Sanchez has been diagnosed with a second concussion, and manager Bruce Bochy said there's a chance his season is over, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

He suffered the concussion while rehabbing a recently sustained concussion, so it would certainly make sense for the Giants to shut him down for the season. Andrew Susac will continue to backup Buster Posey at the big-league level.

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Sanchez (concussion) has been cleared to resume his rehab assignment, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

While catching in a rehab game with Triple-A Fresno last Friday, Sanchez took a foul ball off his mask, leading to a recurrence of his symptoms. Fortunately, the 24-year-old checked out OK in his latest round of concussion tests and is expected to step back in behind the plate for Fresno on Wednesday. He will serve as the DH with the affiliate Tuesday.

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Sanchez (concussion) is back on the 7-day concussion DL, Alex Pavolvic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Sanchez took a foul tip off the mask during a rehab game Friday, and it appears he may have suffered another concussion. He'll miss another week at the minimum, but will have to pass standard concussion protocol before being cleared to return to action. Considering the short length of time between concussions, a longer absence is definitely a possibility. Buster Posey and Andrew Susac should continue to split catching duties in San Francisco for the foreseeable future.

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Sanchez (concussion) had to be taken out of his rehab game at Triple-A Fresno on Friday because he took a foul ball off the mask and may have suffered yet another concussion, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on July 26 and was trying to work his way back to the Giants' lineup. The outcome of Friday's rehab stint is exactly what he didn't need and is consequentially awaiting results of his second concussion test in the past two weeks.

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Sanchez (concussion) will join Triple-A Fresno for a rehab assignment Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.