Sanchez was released by the Royals on Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Sanchez hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013, when he allowed 18 earned runs and seven home runs over just five games. He hasn't been remotely productive since 2011, and after his failure to make the Royals' roster, his major league career may well be finished.
Sanchez received a spring training invite from the Royals on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Sanchez hasn't put up a BB/9 below 5 since 2010, so his primary goal at the Royals camp is to show he's capable of keeping the ball at least close to the strike zone. If he can, there might be a role on the Royals for him. If not, he'll likely go looking for yet another organization to take chance on him.
The Reds released Sanchez on Friday. The lefty was attempting to make the squad after last pitching in the majors in 2013. However he had a 9.00 ERA and seven walks in five innings this spring.
Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Sanchez hasn't pitched in a major league organization since last April, when he allowed five earned runs over 0.2 innings with Triple-A Iowa. He'll now join the Reds on a minor league deal, most likely lining him up to start 2016 in Triple-A once again.