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Humberto Sanchez | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 270
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have re-signed RHP Humberto Sanchez to a minor league contract.
The Yanks released Sanchez in late April, but he received little to no interest from other teams and eventually decided he'd like to stay a part of the Yankees' system. He could make his way back to the majors with a strong showing at Double-A Trenton. Wed, May 6, 2009 09:53:00 PM

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Yankees released RHP Humberto Sanchez.

Needing a 40-man roster spot, the Yanks opted to give up on Sanchez, who was viewed as the best of the three prospects the team got from the Tigers for Gary Sheffield two years ago. The hope was that he'd be all of the way back from Tommy John surgery this season, but he's been set back by shoulder woes.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 04:08:00 PM

Humberto Sanchez gave up six runs without recording an out in his AFL appearance on Thursday.

Sanchez has allowed 10 runs and struck out just one in 2 2/3 innings so far. Obviously, he still has a long way to go in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 04:28:00 AM

Yankees recalled RHP Humberto Sanchez from Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez, 25, allowed six earned runs in 14 2/3 innings in the minors this year after returning from Tommy John surgery. He might make one or two appearances out of the pen.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 09:28:00 PM

Yankees activated RHP Humberto Sanchez from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A Trenton.

A former top prospect who came to the Yankees in the Gary Sheffield trade, Sanchez is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. He had a 3.68 ERA and 19/5 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings while rehabbing between rookie-ball, Single-A and Double-A. If healthy, he'll be an undervalued keeper-league asset with a chance to make an impact at some point next season.
Tue, Sep 9, 2008 10:33:00 AM

Humberto Sanchez made his 2008 debut on Tuesday and allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning for the Rookie GCL Yankees.

Sanchez is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. He'd need to be particularly impressive in the minors over the rest of the season in order to receive a September callup.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 02:18:00 AM

Yankees placed RHP Humberto Sanchez on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, following Tommy John surgery.

Sanchez is expected to resume throwing off a mound next week. He'll be optioned to the minors once eligible to return at the end of May.
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 11:27:00 PM

Humberto Sanchez will be reevaluated on March 28, and hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions at that time.

Sanchez is currently playing catch from 120 feet as he recovers from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last April. He's still on target for an April or May return.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 11:39:00 AM

Humberto Sanchez, who underwent Tommy John surgery last April, could be ready to pitch in minor league games in May.

Sanchez could be a factor for the Yankees in the second, most likely out of the pen than in the rotation.
Sun, Jan 13, 2008 03:00:00 AM

Yankees transferred RHP Humberto Sanchez from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Sanchez is out for the season following Tommy John surgery last month.
Mon, May 7, 2007 05:14:00 PM

Humberto Sanchez underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

The Yankees kept calling Sanchez's problem inflammation, but it's no surprise it turned out to be far more serious, especially on the heels of some similar troubles last year in the Tigers organization. The missed season only makes it more likely that his future is in the bullpen, not in the rotation.
Thu, Apr 19, 2007 07:41:00 PM

Yankees placed RHP Humberto Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, with an inflamed elbow.

Sanchez has been having elbow problems since the middle of last year, so it seems likely that there's more than just inflammation ailing him. He'll be assigned to Triple-A if he can get healthy.
Sun, Apr 1, 2007 03:31:00 PM

Humberto Sanchez has been playing catch on flat ground and has reportedly not experienced any further stiffness in his forearm.

He's apparently hoping to throw off a mound over the weekend, so the Yankees clearly don't think it's anything serious.
Thu, Mar 8, 2007 07:14:00 PM

An MRI found inflammation in Humberto Sanchez's elbow. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.

There's a good chance that Sanchez's problems are more serious than the Yankees realize, but he's not someone they're counting on to contribute in the first half of the season anyway.
Tue, Feb 27, 2007 11:50:00 AM

Humberto Sanchez again complained of pain in his forearm on Sunday night and was scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

It looks like his injury could be far more serious that the Yankees suspected. However, given his issues from the second half of last year, it doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Source: Newsday
Mon, Feb 26, 2007 02:00:00 PM

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