Hector Sanchez C SF 4 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.
Hector Sanchez C SF 5 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 6 Months
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.
Hector Sanchez C SF 7 Months
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.
Hector Sanchez C SF 8 Months
According to Giants' manager Bruce Bochy, Hector Sanchez looks ready for Opening Day.
Sanchez was able to catch six innings on Friday and also knocked one over the boards. As far as offensive potential goes, he's one of the strongest backup catchers in the league, though his value is limited to NL-only leagues as long as Buster Posey is healthy.
Hector Sanchez C SF 9 Months
Hector Sanchez (shoulder) has resumed throwing and taking swings from the left side.
If he continues to progress, the backup catcher will likely catch an exhibition game in the next few days, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy had previously expressed some concern regarding Sanchez's availability for Opening Day, so Saturday's news should be viewed as a positive development.