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Hector Sanchez | Catcher | #44

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Hector Sanchez has elected free agency.
He was eligible to do so after being outrighted off the Padres' 40-man roster. Sanchez will probably have to take a minor league contract this winter. Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:48:00 PM

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Hector Sanchez swatted a two-run home run and he finished with a run scored across four at-bats in Tuesday's win against Philadelphia.

Sanchez doesn't play frequently enough to rely upon outside of the deepest of seasonal formats. However, he is up to eight homers and he is a pretty decent value in DFS for his power potential.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:37:00 AM

Hector Sanchez (head) drew a pinch-hit walk on Sunday against the Pirates.

Sanchez left Saturday's game after taking a hard foul tip off his catcher's mask, but fortunately he didn't suffer a concussion. The 27-year-old has played well with the Padres this season, batting .241 with seven homers and an .803 OPS over 44 games.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 08:43:00 AM

Hector Sanchez was removed from Saturday's game against the Pirates with an apparent head injury.

Sanchez, who has a long history of concussions, took a hard foul tip off the top of his mask in the third inning and was replaced at catcher by Luis Torrens in the fourth. Sanchez will likely be put through MLB's concussion protocol and there should be an update on his status at some point Sunday.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 08:44:00 PM

Hector Sanchez is not in the Padres' starting lineup on Saturday.

Despite the fact that he has been red-hot and crushing his former team, he'll get a breather with it being a day game after a night game. Luis Torrens is starting behind the dish and batting eighth for the Padres against Matt Moore and the Giants on Saturday afternoon.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 01:40:00 PM

Hector Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Sanchez has been playing well of late, having picked up multiple hits in two of his last three games. He had also homered in three consecutive games prior to action on Wednesday. Overall, the backstop is slashing .218/.254/.545 with six homers and 14 RBI in 33 games played.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 06:54:00 PM

Hector Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Sanchez got this 7-1 laugher off to a rollicking start with his three-run home run off Jeff Samardzija in the first inning. He has managed to play in just 31 games this season due to a foot injury which sidelined him for a little under two months of action. When healthy, Sanchez has struggled to a .190/.222/.476 triple-slash, though he has shown some nice pop, having swatted four homers in 47 at-bats.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 07:44:00 PM

Padres activated C Hector Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.

He's been out since early May with a foot injury. The Padres now have three catchers on the roster again, although Austin Hedges (thigh) is banged up.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (foot) went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and four RBI on Tuesday night with Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez had to be pulled off a rehab assignment in late May after suffering a setback with his right foot, but he started playing in games again on June 15 and is probably just about ready to rejoin the Padres -- though there might not be a spot for him. Luis Torrens is currently serving as the backup to starting catcher Austin Hedges.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Hector Sanchez (foot) has experienced a setback during his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez, who went down with a foot contusion earlier this month, began a rehab assignment on Friday and went 2-for-9 with two walks over the weekend. No word on the severity of the setback or when he'll be able to return to action.
Mon, May 22, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (foot) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.

He'll remain with El-Paso through the weekend before likely returning to the Padres' active roster early next week. Assuming no setbacks. Sanchez has been on the disabled list since May 6 because of a right foot contusion. It's possible San Diego will opt to keep Luis Torrens as the backup to starting catcher Austin Hedges.
Thu, May 18, 2017 01:57:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (foot) caught a bullpen session Monday.

Sanchez will also attempt to go through a full workout. He appears to be close to returning from his bruised foot.
Mon, May 15, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Padres placed C Hector Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with a right foot contusion.

Sanchez fouled a ball off the foot Friday and is apparently still pretty sore. Luis Torrens will be Austin Hedges' backup.
Sun, May 7, 2017 03:08:00 PM

Hector Sanchez was lifted from Friday's game against the Dodgers with a right foot contusion.

Sanchez fouled a ball off of his foot and was pulled for precautionary purposes, getting replaced by Austin Hedges. He should be considered day-to-day.
Sat, May 6, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Hector Sanchez clubbed a game-tying two-run homer off of Mark Melancon in the ninth inning on Sunday.

It was his only at-bat in the contest, and he certainly made the most of it by victimizing his former teammates. Sanchez is hitting just .133/.235/.333 with one homer and three RBI in his limited action this season.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Luis Torrens
4Rafael Lopez
5Stephen McGee
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Josh Naylor
2B1Carlos Asuaje
2Luis Urias
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3Fernando Tatis Jr.
3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
4Allen Craig
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
3Travis Jankowski
RF1Wil Myers
2Shane Peterson
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Luis Perdomo
3Dinelson Lamet
4Bryan Mitchell
5Tyson Ross
6Colin Rea
7Matt Strahm
8Robbie Erlin
9Joey Lucchesi
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Jose Torres
5Carter Capps
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Kazuhisa Makita
9Jordan Lyles
10Colten Brewer
11Jose Castillo
12Miguel Diaz
13Brad Wieck
14Kyle McGrath