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Hector Sanchez | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 234
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 8 - 6:53 PM

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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.
Sep 6 - 2:16 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.
Sep 5 - 10:34 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.
Sep 5 - 9:33 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.
Sep 1 - 7:01 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.
Aug 17 - 4:26 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.
Jul 22 - 1:02 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.
Jul 19 - 2:26 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.
May 16 - 3:12 PM

Hector Sanchez will be sidelined for the next 2-4 days with a sprained thumb.

The Giants do not believe it is a major issue and they expect Sanchez to return to game action before the end of next week. He's in a competition with the struggling Andrew Susac this spring to secure the primary backup job behind starting catcher Buster Posey.
Mar 8 - 7:23 PM

Hector Sanchez was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a bruised thumb.

It's not clear if it might be more than a day-to-day thing. Sanchez is competing with Andrew Susac for the Giants' backup catcher job this spring.
Mar 8 - 1:33 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) said Wednesday that he feels "amazing."

Sanchez was shut down last August due to lingering concussion symptoms, but he has been fully cleared to catch. The 25-year-old will compete with Andrew Susac for the backup catcher job this spring.
Feb 18 - 11:37 AM

Giants and C Hector Sanchez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Sanchez was eligible for arbitration for the first time as a Super Two qualifier. The 25-year-old will battle Andrew Susac for the role of Buster Posey's backup.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:17:00 PM

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

Sanchez was shut down in August due to lingering concussion symptoms. The 24-year-old batted .196/.237/.301 with three home runs and 28 RBI in 66 games this season.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Giants transferred C Hector Sanchez to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done merely as a procedural move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for a September call-up. Sanchez is still recovering from his concussion issues and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Jackson Williams
4Andrew Susac
5Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2Kevin Frandsen
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Nick Noonan
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Alejandro De Aza
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Juan Perez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Marlon Byrd
3Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Mike Leake
3Jake Peavy
4Chris Heston
5Tim Hudson
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Matt Cain
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Cody Hall
13Brett Bochy
14Cory Gearrin