Sanchez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Friday. Sanchez -- designated for assignment on June 14 -- went unclaimed by another club during his waiver period and will now head to Triple-A El Paso. Earlier this season, the Padres picked up the 26-year-old off waivers from the White Sox where he slashed .143/.200/.393 across 28 at-bats with their minor league affiliate, Triple-A Charlotte.
Sanchez was designated for assignment Tuesday, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Sanchez has played in 14 games for the Padres this season, going 5-for-16 with one home run and four RBI while being the third catcher for the club. He was designated for assignment once already this season, by the White Sox on May 9 before being scooped up by San Diego. If Sanchez passes through waivers unclaimed, he figures to land at Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, San Diego selected Ryan Schimpf from El Paso.
Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a home run against the Mariners on Tuesday. Sanchez saw action midway into the game, and responded quite nicely at the plate with his first homer of the season in two at-bats. Sanchez is not going to see a lot of playing time behind Derek Norris and Christian Betancourt, but the 26-year-old has hit safely in three of the last four games.
Sanchez will get the start behind the plate for Saturday's matchup with the Brewers. Sanchez will get his first start with the Padres at catcher after being claimed off waivers on Wednesday. He will bat seventh in the order.
Sanchez was claimed by the Padres off of Waivers on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Sanchez was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Monday, and the Padres decided to claim him off waivers. He will serve as a reserve catcher behind starter Derek Norris.