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Hector Sanchez | Catcher | #29

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / SF
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White Sox recalled C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.
It's been a revolving door at catcher the last few days for Chicago with Alex Avila (hamstring) and Kevan Smith (back) both going down with injuries. Sanchez hasn't done much to warrant a promotion (.143 AVG this season) but he's the best the White Sox have right now aside from starter Dioner Navarro. Apr 26 - 4:22 PM

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White Sox reassigned C Hector Sanchez to minor league camp.

The White Sox are going with Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro at catcher. Sanchez hit .241 this spring with five RBI in 29 at-bats. He'll wait it out in Triple-A Charlotte until a spot opens up in Chicago.
Apr 2 - 7:21 PM

White Sox signed C Hector Sanchez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Sanchez served as the primary backup to Giants catcher Buster Posey from 2012-2015 before getting non-tendered in early December. He will now operate as organizational depth for the White Sox, who have a solid platoon in place between Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Monday that the club is interested in bringing Hector Sanchez back.

They non-tendered Sanchez last week, but they'd be interested in having him back at a lesser rate. Sanchez hit only .179/.207/.304 with a homer and five RBI across 56 at-bats for the Giants in 2015.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Giants non-tendered C Hector Sanchez.

Sanchez was sidelined with leg injuries in September. When healthy, he hit .179/.207/.304 with a homer and five RBI across 56 at-bats. The 26-year-old backstop now enters the free agent pool. He's a backup catcher -- nothing more, nothing less.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:06:00 PM

Giants activated C Hector Sanchez from the 60-day disabled list.

He's been returned to the 40-man roster. Sanchez's season ended early with a strained hamstring and sprained ankle, but he'll be able to go through his normal winter routine.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Giants placed C Hector Sanchez on the 60-day disabled list with a strained hamstring and sprained ankle.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Cody Gearrin. It was thought that Sanchez's season was over, and now it's official.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 06:53:00 PM

Hector Sanchez is likely done for the season due to ankle and hamstring injuries.

Sanchez exited Saturday's game with an ankle injury but actually suffered the hamstring ailment first. He's undergone an MRI on both body parts and isn't expected back this month.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Hector Sanchez left Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle.

His X-rays came back negative. The Giants are dangerously thin at catcher now with Buster Posey banged up and Andrew Susac dealing with a wrist injury. Sanchez suffered the injury while running to first base.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Hector Sanchez left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a leg injury.

He stumbled running to first base and had to be helped off the field. Sanchez doubled and dropped down a sacrifice bunt in his only two plate appearances. Sanchez is likely headed for X-rays. We won't rush to judgment on what it could be, but it looked like a serious injury. Buster Posey took over for Sanchez behind the plate.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 09:33:00 PM

Giants recalled C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Sanchez has hit only .154/.185/.269 with the big club this season. He'll be the third catcher this month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Giants optioned C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Sacramento.

Sanchez has hit only .154/.185/.269 with the big club this season. He's no longer needed with Andrew Susac back from the disabled list.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Hector Sanchez hit a grand slam as the Giants roughed up the Padres in Tuesday's win.

Sanchez clubbed a grand slam to right field off of Dale Thayer in the sixth inning, giving the Giants a 9-0 lead. Apparently, the Padres weren't happy with the way Sanchez admired his work, as the benches cleared in the ninth inning after he grounded out. He finished 1-for-4 on the night and is hitting .194/.194/.333 on the season with one home run and five RBI.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Giants recalled C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Sanchez has hit just .194/.194/.258 in the majors this season. He'll serve as Buster Posey's backup with Andrew Susac (thumb) out.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Giants optioned C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants had been rolling with three catchers to have an extra bat on their bench, but needed the spot with Hunter Pence returning from the DL.
Sat, May 16, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Kevan Smith
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3John Danks
4Carlos Rodon
5Mat Latos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb