by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) The Giants optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno on Friday to clear a spot on the active roster for outfielder Francisco Peguero. In 11 games with San Francisco, Sanchez posted a .150 average while driving in just one run.
Sanchez-Lincecum battery could stick around
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he would consider keeping Hector Sanchez as Tim Lincecum's personal catcher going forward, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Sanchez started over Buster Posey against the Rockies with Lincecum on the hill.
Bochy said it would be comfortable for both to keep in that way. Sanchez made just his second start on Tuesday as he was behind the plate in Lincecum's first start of the year. He entered Tuesday having gone 1 for 5 to this point without a run scored or RBI.
Hector Sanchez shrugs off shoulder woes
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the Contra Costa Times that catcher Hector Sanchez caught six innings in a minor league game Friday and appears ready for opening day.
Sanchez was shut down earlier in the spring due to a sore shoulder, but he hit a home run Friday and is not expected to have any trouble playing when the regular season begins.
Sanchez was the backup catcher for the Giants last season and will likely fill the same role this season. He batted .280 in 218 at bats, with three home runs and 34 RBI.
Hector Sanchez appears ready for opening day
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that he remains confident catcher Hector Sanchez will be ready for opening day. Sanchez, who battled a shoulder injury earlier this spring, played in a simulated game Tuesday morning and was able to make clear throws to bases without any pain.
Hector Sanchez could return next week
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez resumed throwing and taking swings from the left side without reporting any shoulder pain, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Sanchez is expected to play in an exhibition game in two or three days, barring any setbacks.
Hector Sanchez returns as a DH
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (shoulder) returned to action in a pinch-hit appearance Thursday against the Rockies in Cactus League action. Sanchez, who had not played since March 12, came on in the sixth inning as a DH and struck out swinging. He is hitting .200 with three RBI in 20 at-bats this spring.
Hector Sanchez could be in danger of missing opener
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that catcher Hector Sanchez could miss opening day as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury. Sanchez has not appeared in a Cactus League game since March 12. The Giants are expected to take a cautious approach with the 23-year-old since it is a recurring injury.
Hector Sanchez shut down until Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Giants have shut down catcher Hector Sanchez for a few days due to a sore shoulder. Sanchez should resume baseball activities Tuesday and will likely get a few extra swings in minor-league games before he is ready to return.
Hector Sanchez out with sore shoulder
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez was scratched from Thursday's spring lineup becuase of a sore shoulder. Sanchez, who is expected to be Buster Posey's backup, has been limited to 21 innings this spring because of shoulder and calf injuries.
Sanchez in lineup as DH
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) San Francisco catcher Hector Sanchez was in the lineup on Wednesday in a Cactus League game against the Angels. Sanchez, who was nursing a right shoulder injury earlier in camp, was the designated hitter against the Angels and went 1 for 4 with an RBI and double. He's batting .333 on the spring season. Sanchez has been unable to throw and that could be why he was the DH on Wednesday.
Sanchez out with shoulder injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is dealing with a right shoulder injury and does not know when he'll be able to start playing in Cactus League games. According to the report, he sustained the injury while playing winter ball in Venezuela. The injury has kept Sanchez from throwing, but he has still been able to take part in batting practice. He is listed as day to day.
Sanchez hopes to earn more PT
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) After becoming the youngest member of the Giants' World Series roster, catcher Hector Sanchez wants to continue his progression this season. The 23-year-old, considered a favorite of the pitching staff, played in 74 games last season as the primary backup to Buster Posey. "You have to show something better every year. Nothing's assured in baseball," said Sanchez, who is entering his second full MLB season. "What is certain is that you have to work hard every day and it's their decision. I just want to make that decision easy for them and be here every day."