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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 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. Dec 4 - 3:17 PM

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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.
Nov 4 - 9:26 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.
Aug 31 - 11:09 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.
Aug 27 - 6:56 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.
Aug 25 - 10:09 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.
Aug 19 - 6:54 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.
Aug 17 - 12:02 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.
Aug 12 - 7:47 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.
Aug 9 - 5:38 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.
Aug 4 - 10:47 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.
Aug 1 - 4:17 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) failed a concussion test Monday.

He'll have to wait 3-4 days before he can take another one. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list Saturday after having to leave Friday's game following a foul top to the mask.
Jul 28 - 7:55 PM

Giants placed C Hector Sanchez on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Sanchez was struck in the mask by a foul ball which forced him to leave Friday's game against the Dodgers. The hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the team in a week after his symptoms subside.
Jul 26 - 2:21 PM

Hector Sanchez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after leaving Friday's game.

Sanchez was hurt when he took a foul tip off his mask. He'll probably go on the seven-day DL prior to Saturday's game, with either Guillermo Quiroz or Andrew Susac replacing him on the roster.
Jul 26 - 2:01 AM

Hector Sanchez was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers after taking a foul tip off his mask.

Sanchez looked to be noticeably woozy while sitting in the dugout the next half inning before Buster Posey replaced him behind the dish. He'll undoubtedly be run through the standard concussion protocol, so don't expect to see him back in the Giants lineup for at least the next few days.
Jul 26 - 12:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Joaquin Arias
LF1Travis Ishikawa
2Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7George Kontos
8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10J.C. Gutierrez
11Cody Hall
12Ray Black
13Curtis Partch