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Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's spring training loss to the Angels.

Sanchez came into spring training in a battle for the backup catcher spot with Andrew Susac. Saturday's performance has pushed Sanchez closer to winning that job while Susac has been sidelined with a wrist injury. Sanchez has to be the clear favorite at this point, but neither player will have much value unless something were to happen to Buster Posey.

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Sanchez (thumb) will catch Tuesday against the Padres, Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sanchez missed a couple of days with a sprained thumb, but he's apparently over the issue and should be considered healthy going forward. He'll continue to battle Andrew Susac for the backup catcher's spot.

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Sanchez is expected to miss two-to-four days because of a sprained thumb, CSN's Andrew Baggarly reports.

Assuming Sanchez makes it back into Cactus League games by the end of this upcoming week, the minor injury shouldn't have any impact on his battle with Andrew Susac for the backup catcher's job.

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Sanchez feels "amazing" and has received full clearance to catch, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.Sanchez suffered his first concussion in mid-July last season and missed the remainder after suffering a second concussion in a subsequent rehab stint. He reportedly is feeling good at the start of spring training and has lost a lot of weight, but should be good to go for the beginning of the 2015 season barring a setback.

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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.