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Freddy Sanchez | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/21/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma City CC
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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Freddy Sanchez still has yet to officially retire and remains open to the idea of making a comeback.
The 36-year-old infielder missed the entire 2012 season due to shoulder and back surgeries, then sat out the 2013 campaign as he was unable to find a team willing to give him a shot. Even if he does secure a minor league deal someplace, he's unlikely to regain any fantasy relevancy. Jan 3 - 9:22 PM

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Freddy Sanchez told CSNBayArea.com that he has no plans of retirement and is hoping to sign with a team in spring training.

Sanchez's "dream situation" would be to re-sign with the Giants. Despite missing all of 2012 due to shoulder and back surgeries, he's still holding out for a guaranteed contract. But the 35-year-old may ultimately have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez's agent, Paul Cobbe, has told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that "about 20 teams" have asked for the second baseman's medical records.

Cobbe contends that his client is healthy and ready to contribute in 2013. Sanchez missed all of 2012 due to shoulder and back surgeries, but he was able to play in several instructional league games as a DH towards the end of the season. He's a huge health risk for the upcoming campaign but could be worth a shot on a non-guaranteed deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 09:14:00 PM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, free agent second baseman Freddy Sanchez has received interest from multiple teams this offseason.

It's not clear if the Cardinals are one of the teams that have considered signing him. Sanchez missed all of the 2012 season due to injuries and will likely have to reestablish his value on a minor league contract.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez (back) is confident he'll be fully healthy by spring training.

Sanchez didn't appear in a game with the Giants this season due to shoulder and back surgeries, but he recently played in several instructional league games as a designated hitter. The 34-year-old infielder will be a free agent this offseason and hopes to make a team next year. He will likely have to prove his health with a minor league deal.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 10:00:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) still hopes to make it back this season.

The assumption was that Sanchez would miss the rest of the season following back surgery in July, but he's currently working out at the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale and will soon begin playing in instructional league games. While Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner calls it a "highly unlikely" scenario, the 34-year-old hopes to be an option off the bench down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 11:10:00 PM

Giants transferred INF Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Sanchez underwent season-ending back surgery in July and is due to hit free agency this winter.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 08:53:00 AM

Freddy Sanchez will miss the rest of the season following back surgery.

The surgery, which took place Thursday, involved removing a piece of a disc from his back. The 34-year-old began the season on the disabled list following shoulder surgery, but the back issue crept up during his rehab process. His contract expires after this season, so there's a good chance his Giants' career is over.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 05:43:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Freddy Sanchez (back) is "not close" to returning.

"It's been so long," Bochy said. "He's not close right now." Sanchez has received a pair of epidural injections in his lower back, and it's still a question as to how healthy his surgically-repaired shoulder is. Needless to say, he shouldn't be counted on to make an impact this season.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 07:55:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez (back) has resumed throwing.

Sanchez was shut down for close to two weeks after getting an epidural in his back in late May to calm some renewed discomfort. He's feeling better and doing light workouts, but there's still no timetable for the veteran second baseman's return to the major leagues. He's doubtful to arrive in June.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez has received another epidural injection in his lower back.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sanchez is "not doing anything. It's obviously a setback." The manager added that the team is "not giving up," but it's totally up in the air as to when Sanchez will return, and he's not a good bet to stay healthy when he finally does.
Sun, May 27, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez has reported improvement since receiving an epidural injection in his lower back, but he's yet to be cleared to resume baseball-related activities.

It's pointless to attach a timetable to Sanchez at this point. He's still not able to make pain-free throws from second base due to his surgically-repaired shoulder, and his back might be an even bigger issue at this point. The Giants are seeking middle infield help from outside the organization.
Fri, May 18, 2012 02:04:00 PM

An MRI on Freddy Sanchez's back has revealed inflammation.

He's been given an epidural injection and won't be able to do anything baseball-wise for a couple days. "He’s a ways away, to be honest," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I really don’t think about him a lot until he gets close. Nothing against Freddy, but I’ve got 25 guys here."
Wed, May 16, 2012 08:51:00 PM

Freddy Sanchez saw a back specialist Tuesday and was given an epidural injection.

Sanchez recently underwent an MRI on his lower back after it locked up on him while he was rehabbing from shoulder surgery. The 34-year-old hasn't played in a major league game since last June 4 and there's no telling when he'll make it back at this point.
Wed, May 16, 2012 09:00:00 AM

Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on his lower back.

Sanchez also dealt with back issues during spring training and, of course, still isn't totally over his shoulder woes. "It's another setback," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, adding that the infielder is "at the point where he can't do anything." Bochy recently said it was ''50-50'' whether Sanchez would return in May, but obviously he'll be a longshot to do so now.
Mon, May 14, 2012 07:59:00 PM

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