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Hector Sanchez | Catcher | #44

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday as the Padres topped the Giants 4-0.
This had to feel pretty good for Sanchez, a once well-regarded catching prospect who has struggled to find work after his five years of shutting between San Francisco and the Giants' Triple-A affiliate. Sanchez, who is playing for the Padres because the team doesn't want to have to pay Austin Hedges what he'll be worth beginning in 2019, has three homers in just 37 at-bats. Sep 13 - 1:27 AM

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Padres purchased the contract of C Hector Sanchez from Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez will give the Friars much-needed depth at catcher with Christian Bethancourt landing on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move because of a left intercostal strain. Sanchez holds a .240/.276/.348 career batting line at the major league level.
Aug 31 - 2:39 PM

Padres sent C Hector Sanchez outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this month. He'll stick around as catching depth in the minors.
Jun 24 - 9:35 PM

Padres designated C Hector Sanchez for assignment.

Sanchez wasn't playing much and the Padres wanted to give utility man Ryan Schmipf a chance in the major leagues. The Padres claimed Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox last month. Teams are always looking for catchers so Sanchez shouldn't have much trouble finding a new team.
Jun 14 - 7:25 PM

Padres claimed C Hector Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox.

Sanchez was designated for assignment on Monday. He managed one hit in seven at-bats prior to being cut loose. In 604 major league at-bats, the 26-year-old catcher holds a career triple-slash of .238/.273/.343. Even if he sees an extended run with the Padres, he does not make for much of a fantasy option.
May 11 - 8:56 PM

White Sox designated C Hector Sanchez for assignment.

Sanchez went 1-for-7 in his short stay with the Pale Hose. He's only 26 years old and there's usually a need for catching depth somewhere around the league, so the native of Venezuela should latch on somewhere quickly.
May 9 - 1:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Hector Sanchez
4Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Adam Rosales
3Carlos Asuaje
4Cory Spangenberg
5Jemile Weeks
SS1Luis Sardinas
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Jon Jay
3Manuel Margot
RF1Jabari Blash
2Oswaldo Arcia
3Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Tyson Ross
2Christian Friedrich
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Edwin Jackson
6Paul Clemens
7Clayton Richard
8Erik Johnson
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Carlos Villanueva
4Keith Hessler
5Jon Edwards
6Jose Dominguez
7Brandon Morrow
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Ryan Buchter
10Leonel Campos
11Jacob Smith
12Jose Torres
13Buddy Baumann
14Carter Capps