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Yolmer Sanchez | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Yolmer Sanchez chipped in with three hits Wednesday in the White Sox’s Cactus League win over the Reds.
Sanchez drove in three of the White Sox’s 14 runs in a high-scoring affair at Camelback Ranch. He went yard off Homer Bailey in the second inning and added to his haul with an RBI single in the fourth. Sanchez had been having a relatively quiet spring before Wednesday’s outburst, which bumped his Cactus League average from .176 to .286. The 25-year-old is hoping to beat out Matt Davidson for the starting job at third base. Mar 7 - 7:05 PM

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Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case against the White Sox and will receive a $2.35 million salary for the 2018 season.

Chicago's front office filed at $2.1 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. This was the first time through the arbitration process for Sanchez, who slashed .267/.319/.413 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases in 141 games last season while earning $546,000. He is a Super Two qualifier, so he'll have three more years of arbitration eligibility.
Feb 7 - 3:21 PM

Yolmer Sanchez requested $2.35 million and was offered $2.1 million by the White Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It is the first time that Sanchez is arbitration-eligible, due to his status as a super-two player. He is expected to open the 2018 season as the club's starting third baseman.
Jan 13 - 11:54 AM

Yolmer Sanchez swatted his 12th home run of the season as the White Sox were blown out by the Indians on Friday night in Cleveland.

His solo shot off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning was the only offense that the White Sox could muster in the ballgame. Sanchez finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .267/.320/.416 with 12 long balls and 59 RBI.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Thursday as the White Sox rallied late to beat the Angels.

Sanchez got the White Sox on the board with a two-run single in the fifth inning. With his three-hit attack, he's hitting .267/.320/.411 with 11 homers, 58 RBI and eight swipes on the year.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez (knee) is in the White Sox starting lineup Thursday against the Angels.

Sanchez was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Wednesday after fouling a ball off his right knee on Tuesday night. He will start at third base and bat leadoff Thursday versus Anaheim right-hander Bud Norris.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez (knee) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night against the Angels.

Sanchez was held out of the White Sox starting lineup after fouling a ball off his right knee on Tuesday. X-rays came back negative and he should be able to make a start or two over Chicago's final four regular-season games.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 08:56:00 AM

Yolmer Sanchez (knee) is out of the White Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

Sanchez was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Angels after fouling a ball off his right knee in the bottom of the third inning, but X-rays came back negative and he is considered day-to-day. Tyler Saladino will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday versus Angels right-hander Garrett Richards.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion.

Sanchez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Angels after fouling a ball directly off the knee, but X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day. The 25-year-old utility infielder might be able to fit in one or two more starts before the end of the regular season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 09:32:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Angels after fouling a ball off his right knee in the bottom of the third inning.

Sanchez hopped around in pain for over a minute before ultimately completing the at-bat with a groundout to third base. Tyler Saladino replaced him in the field before the top of the fourth.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 09:11:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a homer and two steals as the White Sox edged the Rays 5-4 on Saturday.

Yolmer has as many homers (nine) in 395 at-bats this season as Carlos did in 643 at-bats over his first three seasons. He's still a below average hitter and a well below average basestealer -- he's just 7-for-15 this year -- but he plays good enough defense that he's a useful part-timer if he can produce at his current clip. He's at .268/.319/.403 right now.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Yolmer Sanchez hit a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

In a one-week span, Sanchez has hit three of his eight homers on the year. This one was of the two-run variety off Tigers starter Buck Farmer in the second inning. Sanchez started at second base for the club, a position he'll likely man while Yoan Moncada is on the disabled list. The 25-year-old is hitting .255/.309/.387 through 110 games.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Yolmer Sanchez delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning on Friday, propelling the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

Tim Anderson got the rally started with a leadoff double in the ninth inning and Sanchez delivered by dropping a soft liner along the right field line. Sanchez finished the evening 2-for-4 and was also caught attempting to steal home. For the season, he's hitting .255/.310/.380 with seven long balls and 40 RBI.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:29:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Sanchez opened the game's scoring with a solo home run off Jose Berrios in the second inning. While he has cracked two home runs in his last five games, he is slashing just .253/.308/.379 with seven homers and 39 RBI for the campaign as a whole.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Yolmer Sanchez hit a three-run homer and tallied four total RBI as the White Sox topped the Twins 7-6 in the first half of Monday's doubleheader.

Sanchez went deep off Twins starter Tim Melville in the bottom of the fourth inning and he drove in Nicky Delmonico on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. The 25-year-old utility infielder is still batting just .251/.305/.374 with six home runs and 38 RBI in 104 total games this season.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 09:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
3Dean Anna
SS1Tim Anderson
2Jose Rondon
3Jake Elmore
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Patrick Leonard
3Matt Skole
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Leury Garcia
2Adam Engel
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Lucas Giolito
6Hector Santiago
7Carson Fulmer
8Chris Volstad
Relief Pitcher
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Juan Minaya
5Danny Farquhar
6Gregory Infante
7Aaron Bummer
8Robbie Ross
9Xavier Cedeno
10Bruce Rondon
11Jeanmar Gomez
12Rob Scahill
13Michael Ynoa