• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants place catcher Hector Sanchez on DL

    The Giants transferred catcher Hector Sanchez to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, reports CSN Bay Area. Sanchez suffered a sprained ankle and strained hamstring during Saturday's game.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants C Hector Sanchez unlikely to return this season

    Giants catcher Hector Sanchez was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and strained hamstring, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Sanchez suffered the injuries during Saturday's game and he said Sunday he will likely miss the rest of the season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Giants C Hector Sanchez leaves game with ankle sprain

    Giants catcher Hector Sanchez was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Rockies in the fourth inning due to a left ankle sprain. Sanchez was injured while beating out an infield hit, as his foot landed awkwardly on the first base bag. He will go for X-rays to determine the severity of the sprain.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Giants recall C Hector Sanchez and two others on Tuesday

    The Giants recalled a trio of players from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. Catcher Hector Sanchez , right-hander Cody Hall and infielder Nick Noonan have were all called to the big club as the rosters expanded. All three are expected to be in uniform and available for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Giants activate C Andrew Susac, demote C Hector Sanchez

    The Giants have activated Andrew Susac off the disabled list and optioned fellow catcher Hector Sanchez, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Susac has been out for a month with a thumb injury. The little-used Sanchez has eight hits in 52 at-bats this season.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Giants backup C Hector Sanchez delivers grand slam

    Catcher Hector Sanchez, who was just called back up to the Giants from Triple-A to replace the injured Andrew Susac, had a big blast Tuesday, crushing a grand slam in San Francisco's win over the Padres. Sanchez hit a high drive in the sixth and flipped his bat to celebrate the home run, which drew the ire of San Diego's pitchers. After grounding out in the ninth, Sanchez exchanged words with Padres pitcher Shawn Kelley and the benches cleared. "I just tried to enjoy it. It's a grand slam. You don't see it every day," Sanchez said. "I just enjoyed the moment. The home run was his first of the year and the four RBIs lifted his total to five.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Giants place Andrew Susac on DL, call up Hector Sanchez

    The Giants placed catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Sunday. Susac suffered a right thumb sprain while sliding during Saturday's game. He's hitting .241 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 41 games this year. Manager Bruce Bochy said that an MRI showed no ligament damage, per CSN Bay Area, but Susac still needs 10-14 days to recover. To replace him, the team recalled catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento. Sanchez hit .194 in 18 games in a previous stint with the Giants this year. He was hitting .280 with three home runs and 11 RBI at Sacramento.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Giants demote C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A

    The Giants have optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Sacramento to make room on the roster for Hunter Pence. Sanchez has not started a game since mid-April. He departs with a slash line of .194/.194/.258.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Brandon Belt (groin) out of starting lineup Wednesday

    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Diamondbacks. Belt left Tuesday's game with a groin injury and was scheduled to undergo an MRI Wednesday. With the first baseman sidelined, catcher Buster Posey will shift to first base and Hector Sanchez will enter the game at catcher. The Giants will also start Matt Duffy at second base and Justin Maxwell in right field Wednesday, sending Joe Panik and Gregor Blanco to the bench.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Giants C Andrew Susac (wrist) returns to action

    Catcher Andrew Susac entered Sunday's spring game in relief of Buster Posey, Susac's first action with the Giants since receiving a cortisone shot in his wrist on March 16. Susac immediately made his presence felt by throwing out Angels OF Mike Trout. Susac is in a battle with Hector Sanchez for the Giants' backup catcher job. Entering Sunday, Susac was hitting .100 in seven spring games.