Sanchez was traded from the Mets to the Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations Friday. Sanchez comes quite cheap after being designated for assignment Wednesday. He doesn't project as anything more than a backup catcher, as he owns a career .648 OPS in the minors. He made his big-league debut last season but came to the plate only 10 times, grabbing just a single hit.
Sanchez was designated for assignment by the Mets on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old was the third catcher on New York's 40-man roster, so he was jettisoned to make room for offseason additions. Sanchez made his major-league debut in 2020 and went 1-for-9 with a walk in five games.
The Mets optioned Sanchez to their alternate training site Sunday. Sanchez was removed from the active roster after he served as the Mets' 29th man in the club's doubleheader Saturday versus the Nationals. The 23-year-old backstop logged 10 plate appearances for New York in 2020 and is expected to open the 2021 campaign at Triple-A Syracuse.
Sanchez was recalled to serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Sanchez will be available as a third catcher for Saturday's twin bill as the Mets compete for a narrow chance at a spot in the playoffs. The 23-year-old appeared in five games earlier this season, going 1-for-9 with one walk and three strikeouts.
The Mets optioned Sanchez to their alternate training site Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Sanchez's demotion clears a spot for Robinson Chirinos, whom the Mets acquired from the Rangers in a deadline-day deal Monday. Chirinos will displace Sanchez as the No. 2 catcher behind Wilson Ramos.