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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
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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

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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

Hector Sanchez (concussion) will continue to exercise at home before seeing a doctor again in three weeks.

Sanchez saw a concussion specialist on Tuesday. The diagnosis reaffirmed the idea that he's likely done for the rest of the regular season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) will be re-evaluated by specialist Michael Collins on Tuesday.

Sanchez suffered another concussion while on a rehab assignment. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has admitted that the catcher might not return this season, but more will obviously be known after Tuesday's exam.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Hector Sanchez (concussion) could be out for the season.

"It'll be awhile," said Bochy. Sanchez suffered another concussion while on a rehab assignment over the weekend. Andrew Susac will continue to serve as Buster Posey's backup.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) was removed from a rehab game with Triple-A Fresno on Saturday after taking a foul tip off his mask.

He finished the inning and the Giants say he was lifted for precautionary reasons. However, it's certainly worrisome given that this is the second time he's been removed from a rehab game following a foul tip to the mask. As of now, Sanchez is slated to be activated soon.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Hector Sanchez has been cleared to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno after passing concussion tests.

Sanchez had to be lifted from a game last Friday after taking a foul tip off the mask. He'll be used as the DH Tuesday before catching on Wednesday. Sanchez could be activated soon.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:47:00 PM

Hector Sanchez was pulled from a rehab game Friday at Triple-A Fresno after taking a foul tip off his mask.

Yikes. Sanchez suffered a concussion on July 25 and now may be dealing with another one. There is no longer a return timetable for the Giants' backup catcher.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno.

Sanchez is finally free of concussion-related symptoms and should be back with the Giants by the end of this week if he's able to avoid further setbacks. The catcher has been out since taking a foul tip off the top of his mask on July 25.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) could be cleared to take batting practice Friday.

Sanchez failed a concussion test Monday, but he's feeling better and could be ready for baseball activities again. The catcher should be activated soon if he can avoid setbacks.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Matt Duffy
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland