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Jonathan Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 198
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Royals released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.
Sanchez wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, and the Royals have given him an early start on finding a new team. The lefty hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013. Mon, Mar 20, 2017 08:38:00 PM

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Royals signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract.

Sanchez hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013, when he allowed 18 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings with the Pirates. And he did not pitch professionally in 2016. It's a low-risk gamble for Kansas City.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Reds released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.

Sanchez was in camp as a non-roster invitee and held a 7.94 ERA over four appearances. The 33-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2013 season.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2013 season. It's a nice low-risk signing for the Reds who needed to add organizational depth for their youthful pitching staff. Sanchez owns a career 4.70 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 786 1/3 big league innings.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 08:50:00 PM

According to El Nuevo Dia, left-hander Jonathan Sanchez is close to signing with the Reds.

It's expected to be a minor league deal. Sanchez, now 33, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and struggled long before that. However, he has felt good while pitching in his native Puerto Rico and wants to give it another go in MLB. The Reds likely won't be counting on a revival, but it would be a no-risk move.
Source: El Nuevo Dia
Wed, Jan 6, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Cubs released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.

Sanchez was lit up for five runs over two-thirds of an inning in his lone appearance for Triple-A Iowa back on April 4 and has been on the DL with a shoulder injury since then. It's not clear at this point when he'll be physically ready to pitch. The 31-year-old hasn't been an effective pitcher for a long time.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Jonathan Sanchez got the save in Monday's 3-2 win over the Giants.

Sanchez retired the Giants in order in the ninth, though two of the outs were on line drives. The left-hander, a non-roster invitee, is trying to earn a spot in the Cubs' bullpen, but he hasn't had a great spring. He has allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in the Cactus League.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Non-roster invitee Jonathan Sanchez is trying to make the Cubs' Opening Day roster as a reliever.

Just five of Sanchez's 134 appearances since 2008 have come in relief, but the left-hander is at a crossroads in his career and is willing to give the conversion a shot. The 31-year-old is feeling good about how his stuff has been early on in camp. "I’ve got my speed, my slider, my split — everything is there," he said. "I’m getting back to where I was." Sanchez owns an 8.73 ERA and has more walks than strikeouts over the last two seasons. However, if his stuff is indeed back, it wouldn't be a shock to see him turn into a useful bullpen option for the Cubs.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Cubs signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract.

Sanchez has fallen a long way since throwing a no-hitter in 2009, posting an 11.85 ERA over 13 2/3 innings with the Pirates this past season. He was eventually released by Pittsburgh in early May, later catching on with the Dodgers and pitching in their system. It's a low-risk move for the Cubs, as Sanchez' deal includes incentives that only kick in if he makes it to the majors. The southpaw turned 31 in November.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:26:00 PM

According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are targeting Jonathan Sanchez.

Sanchez is 1-12 with an 8.73 ERA, 2.15 WHIP and 60/61 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season, but the Cubs have nothing to lose and can make him a reclamation project in 2014. The 31-year-old lefty will presumably have to accept a non-guaranteed minor league contract given his recent struggles.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has narrowed his list to three teams and has a few offers on the table.

The 31-year-old reportedly had 7-8 teams show interest in his services. It would still be incredibly surprising to see him wind up with a major league deal, after posting a miserable 1-12 record, 8.73 ERA, 2.15 WHIP and 60/61 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings the past two seasons.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:53:00 PM

Jonathan Sanchez has decided not to opt out of his minor league contract with the Dodgers.

Sanchez had a July 1 opt-out date in his agreement with the Dodgers but is going to let it pass by. The 30-year-old left-hander has allowed six runs on 10 hits and five walks in eight innings since joining Triple-A Albuquerque. He is highly unlikely to climb his way to Los Angeles.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Sanchez can opt out of the deal on July 1 if he is not on Los Angeles' major league roster. The 30-year-old left-hander posted an 11.85 ERA and 2.42 WHIP in 13 2/3 innings earlier this season with the Pirates. He is doubtful to pull off a sudden turnaround.
Wed, May 15, 2013 05:29:00 PM

ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports that the Dodgers are set to sign left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, pending a physical.

The deal is expected to be made official by Wednesday night. Sanchez was released by the Pirates earlier this month after he posted an ugly 11.85 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings. He will function as rotation depth for the Dodgers at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Wed, May 15, 2013 03:10:00 PM

ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports that Jonathan Sanchez is "zeroing in" on a deal with the Dodgers.

Gomez says Sanchez "may need a few starts in the minors" before he's called up. With Zack Greinke returning Wednesday and Ted Lilly not far behind, there wouldn't appear to be a spot available in the Dodgers' rotation. He might just be stashed at Triple-A as insurance. The southpaw still needs to serve a six-game suspension for throwing at Cardinals' first baseman Allen Craig last month.
Tue, May 14, 2013 08:03:00 PM

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