Hector Sanchez C SF 27 Days

Hector Sanchez went 2-for-3 in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Athletics in Cactus League action.

The 24-year-old has always displayed significant offensive potential, but with Buster Posey entrenched behind the plate just hasn't been able to get enough playing time to be fantasy relevant. He could see additional at-bats this season serving as Brandon Belt's backup at first base.

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Hector Sanchez could see some time at first base this season.

Sanchez started Wednesday's game at first base, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy liked what he saw. "It's a nice option to have if we want to get Hector in the game and Buster (Posey) is behind the plate," Bochy said. "He's earned another look over there, I'll say that." Brandon Belt is the primary first baseman, of course, but Sanchez could be a backup or emergency option. Sanchez should also see some time behind the plate on Posey's days off.

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Hector Sanchez lost 20 pounds over the offseason.

Sanchez also said that his right shoulder, which gave him issues off and on last season, feels "amazing." The 24-year-old backstop is slated to back up Buster Posey again this season.

Hector Sanchez C SF 8 Months

Hector Sanchez smashed a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Sanchez was given another life when a 2-2 pitch was called for a ball, and he sent Rafael Soriano's 3-2 offering into the upper deck in right field. It was the backstop's first longball of the season, as he's been limited to just 48 at-bats due to shoulder issues.

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Giants activated C Hector Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.

Sanchez wound up missing a full four weeks with a right shoulder strain. He'll return to his backup role behind Giants starting catcher and MVP candidate Buster Posey.

Hector Sanchez C SF 9 Months

Hector Sanchez (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday night at High-A San Jose.

It was his second live game since he landed on the disabled list July 9 with a strained right shoulder; his first was Monday in the Arizona Rookie League. Sanchez should be cleared for activation in less than a week. Guillermo Quiroz has been serving as Buster Posey's backup.

Hector Sanchez C SF 9 Months

Hector Sanchez (shoulder) hopes to begin playing in extended spring training games in a few days.

Sanchez was placed on the DL Tuesday with a shoulder injury that has nagged him since spring training. He shouldn't be out long.

Hector Sanchez C SF 9 Months

Giants placed C Hector Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

Sanchez has dealt with shoulder issues dating back to spring training. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined. Guillermo Quiroz will be Buster Posey's backup.

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Giants recalled C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno.

Sanchez appeared in 11 games with the Giants earlier this season and was hitting .320/.370/.460 with one home run, four doubles and six RBI over 19 games at the Triple-A level. He'll provide Bruce Bochy with a third catcher, which could enable Buster Posey to get more days at first base as the season moves along.

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Giants optioned C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno.

In a corresponding move, the Giants have called up Francisco Peguero to strengthen the bench. Sanchez hasn't seen much playing time in the early part of the season, so he's probably better off playing everyday in the minors. Guillermo Quiroz will now serve as Buster Posey's primary backup.