Hector Sanchez
C SD
4 weeks ago

Sanchez (foot) entered Monday's game off the bench and went 0-for-2 in a spring training loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot a couple of days ago, but it wasn't considered serious and he needed just a couple of days to heal. He is currently on the Padres as a non-roster invitee, and he has a good shot at winning the backup catcher spot if he can produce at the plate this spring.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
1 month ago

Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot Wednesday, but X-rays were negative, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Friars' backup catcher likely will rest for a few days before re-entering workouts. He's not set for much fantasy value this year as long as Austin Hedges occupies the starting role.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
3 months ago

Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

EDGE Analysis

Between his major league experience and his surprising success with the big league club last season, the Padres decided it was in their best interest to bring Sanchez back into the fold. However, the Padres are expected to give Austin Hedges his shot to be the primary catcher in the big leagues, meaning Sanchez will likely spend another year in either a backup role or in an organizational depth role.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
4 months ago

The Padres declined to tender Sanchez a contract Friday, making him a free agent, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was non-tendered for the second straight offseason. He fared well in a small sample with San Diego last year, going 12-for-42 with three homers, but he's a .241/.278/.354 career hitter. The 27-year-old had some concussion issues a few years ago but there have been no reports of head injuries in recent seasons.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
6 months ago

Sanchez homered and knocked in two in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez is hitting a cool .333/.364/.619 since returning to the majors August 31. Given Monday's news that catcher Christian Bethancourt is unlikely to return this season and Sanchez's hot hitting ways, look for the 26-year-old to get plenty of at-bats in San Diego down the stretch.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
7 months ago

Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Thursday's loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A, Sanchez looked good again, continuing his positive results in a small MLB sample. He's now 7-for-21 (.333) with a pair of homers as a Padre -- and considering Sanchez's star turn with the bat in the minors this year (.324/.392/.636 in 55 games), there may be some sustainability to his performance if he can steal at-bats from Derek Norris. Considering Norris is hitting .185, that certainly doesn't seem inconceivable.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
7 months ago

Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Christian Bethancourt being placed on the disabled list, Sanchez will head to San Diego to add depth at catcher. Over 14 games with the Padres in 2016, Sanchez has hit .313/.389/.563 with a home run and four RBI.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
9 months ago

Sanchez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez -- designated for assignment on June 14 -- went unclaimed by another club during his waiver period and will now head to Triple-A El Paso. Earlier this season, the Padres picked up the 26-year-old off waivers from the White Sox where he slashed .143/.200/.393 across 28 at-bats with their minor league affiliate, Triple-A Charlotte.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
9 months ago

Sanchez was designated for assignment Tuesday, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez has played in 14 games for the Padres this season, going 5-for-16 with one home run and four RBI while being the third catcher for the club. He was designated for assignment once already this season, by the White Sox on May 9 before being scooped up by San Diego. If Sanchez passes through waivers unclaimed, he figures to land at Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, San Diego selected Ryan Schimpf from El Paso.

Hector Sanchez
C SD
10 months ago

Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a home run against the Mariners on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez saw action midway into the game, and responded quite nicely at the plate with his first homer of the season in two at-bats. Sanchez is not going to see a lot of playing time behind Derek Norris and Christian Betancourt, but the 26-year-old has hit safely in three of the last four games.