Hector Sanchez C SF 2 Months

Hector Sanchez has been declared fit for action after taking a foul tip off the mask Monday.

"He took a pretty good shot," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "I thought I was going to have to take him out then. He knew the situation and inning and (number of) outs. He got the OK to finish the game." While Sanchez has been cleared to play, he admitted to feeling "a lot of dizziness" Monday and is concerned about the number of foul tips he's taken off the mask. "I have to think about it," he said. "Almost all of my hits are in the head. It's something that's happened to me my whole career."

Hector Sanchez C SF 2 Months

Hector Sanchez had three of the Giants' six hits and one of their two walks Saturday in the shutout loss to the Marlins.

Sanchez is 13-for-31 this month, but he didn't add to his exceptional total of 16 RBI in 63 at-bats in this one. He's getting more playing time with Brandon Belt hurt, but probably still not as much as his recent performance deserves.

Hector Sanchez C SF 3 Months

Hector Sanchez hit a grand slam in the 11th inning -- his second home run of the game -- and the Giants outlasted the Rockies for a 12-10 win on Wednesday.

The teams combined for 22 runs and 29 hits, with Sanchez accounting for four of those runs on one swing. Getting the start for Buster Posey behind the plate, Sanchez also added a solo homer in the eighth inning. They were his first two home runs of the year, and his five RBI more than doubled his total heading into the game.

Hector Sanchez C SF 4 Months

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.

Hector Sanchez C SF 4 Months

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.

Hector Sanchez C SF 5 Months

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 11 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 12 Months

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 Jul 18 '13

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 Jul 10 '13

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.