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29 Hector Sanchez C
Height/Weight: 6-0/234 | Birthdate: 11/17/1989 | Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $502,500 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 598.00
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Hector Sanchez ready to return for Giants


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez has been cleared for action after being sidelined with a head injury sustained when he took a foul ball off the mask Monday.

Sanchez has just one hit in his last 15 at-bats.


Hector Sanchez gets a crack at first base


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Giants have proven willing to experiment with the first base position in recent years, and catcher Hector Sanchez was just the latest unfamiliar player to get a shot at the position. Sanchez  started at first base Tuesday against the Braves.

"He has pretty good hands and I think he can handle it," manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com "We'll have to see how it goes. With [Brandon] Belt out, we're going to get a little creative here."

Of course, Sanchez's defensive acumen at a position he has played just once before, in a spring training game, isn't the reason he is in the lineup. Sanchez is hitting .353 over the last 10 games, and ranks fifth on the team with 16 RBI in just 64 trips to the plate.

"That's why he's out there today," Bochy said. "He's been driving in some key runs. You try to find a way to get that bat in the lineup."


Hector Sanchez drives in three in four-hit game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez went 4 for 7 with three RBI in his team's 11-10, 13-inning win over the Pirates Monday.

Sanchez's output exemplified a Giants offensive attack that racked up 20 hits against the Pirates but managed just three extra-base hits, all doubles. The San Francisco catcher knocked RBI singles in the first, sixth and seventh innings. He has hit .239/.260/.413 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 46 at-bats.


Hector Sanchez shows rare power


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has a well-deserved reputation as a light-hitting reserve, but he turned that script around with a huge performance Wednesday against the Rockies.

Sanchez, who entered the game with just six career home runs in 164 games, slugged two to help the Giants to a 12-10 win. He went deep for a solo home run to give the Giants a lead in the eighth, and then came up with a grand slam in the 11th to give the Giants the win.

He finished the game 2 for 6 with five RBI, the latter of which is a career-high total. He is now hitting .161/.206/.419 on the season.  


Hector Sanchez drives in two in first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez made his first start of the season Thursday, and he made a solid impact in an 8-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Sanchez went 1 for 3 before being pulled late for a pinch-runner, driving in two runs in the game. He drove in one on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and then sparked a rally with his eighth-inning RBI double.

Sanchez is 2 for 4 on the season, with both of his hits going for doubles, halfway to his 2013 total, when he hit .248 for the season.  


Buster Posey to rest Thursday, possibly over weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Giants plan to be proactive with catcher Buster Posey's rest, and manager Bruce Bochy already has his first day off lined up. Bochy told MLB.com Tuesday he will rest Posey Thursday against the Diamondbacks, in the day game after a night game, which should be his usual pattern.

The improvements made by backup Hector Sanchez should help make finding off days for Posey easier, a fact Bochy readily acknowledged.

"[It] is going to make it a little bit easier to give Buster a few days [off] here and there," Bochy told MLB.com. "Both of them will benefit from it."

Posey may get his second day off at some point during the team's three-game weekend series with the Dodgers. Any extra-inning games might make the decision easier for Bochy, as well.

"We'll see how the games go. That plays a part in it," Bochy said

Sanchez appeared in 63 games last season, with Posey spending part of his season at first base. Posey still appeared in 148 games, 121 behind the plate. 


Hector Sanchez: My shoulder is 100 percent


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) No backup catcher for the Giants is destined for much playing time behind Buster Posey, but at least Hector Sanchez will feel good when he does squat behind the plate once a week.

Sanchez not only lost 20 pounds in the offseason, but has deemed his shoulder to be fine. It landed him on the disabled list late in the 2013 season.


Hector Sanchez hits another three-run homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez homered during Friday's 14-10 win at Miami. Sanchez went deep in the fourth inning for a three-run shot.

The second home run of the season was a big one for Sanchez. He finished the game 1 for 6 with three strikeouts otherwise. Sanchez is batting .222 on the year.

Both of Sanchez's homers have come in the last two games. In fact, his three-run home run on Thursday night defeated the Nationals. San Francisco was down 3-1 before Sanchez went deep and they won 4-3. Sanchez has gone 2 for 7 with six RBI in his last two games, but has gone just 5 for 22 (.227) with the same six RBI over his last 15 games.

Hector Sanchez activated off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and recalled from a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno Thursday. Sanchez last appeared in a game for San Francisco July 8.

Hector Sanchez's rehab moved to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6:39 pm ET) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has been added to the roster of Triple-A Fresno, where he will continue his rehab assignment, the San Jose Mercury News reports. He is rehabbing from a right shoulder strain that sent him into the disabled list in early July.

Hector Sanchez hitless in rehab debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Class A San Jose Wednesday. Sanchez was hitless in four at-bats, striking out twice.

Giants place Hector Sanchez on 15-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2013) The Giants placed catcher Hector Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right shoulder strain. He has hit .237/.326/.237 with three RBI in 38 at-bats.

Giants make handful of roster moves


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/13/2013) The San Francisco Giants made a handful of roster moves Thursday, recalling catcher Hector Sanchez and reliever Jake Dunning, designating reliever Ramon Ramirez and optioning first baseman Brett Pill

Sanchez was hitting .320 in Triple-A and Dunning had a 1.75 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 36 Triple-A innings. 

Ramirez pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Giants out of relief, giving up seven earned runs. Pill hit .148 in 27 at-bats for San Francisco, with a home run and two doubles. 


Hector Sanchez dropped to Triple-A


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."