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38-34 4-6 W1
35-39 4-6 L1
29-45 5-5 W1
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2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .227 9 34 .718 1

Top Gary Sanchez News

  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: On bench for nightcap

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Guardians.

    Sanchez was behind the plate for the Twins' 3-2 loss in Game 1, finishing 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. Ryan Jeffers will catch for starting pitcher Josh Winder in the nightcap, and with Luis Arraez serving as Minnesota's designated hitter, the team won't have a spot in the lineup for Sanchez. The Twins also activated Jorge Polanco (back) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Game 2, and his return could result in Sanchez losing out on more opportunities to DH on his non-catching days.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Swats ninth homer

    Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 11-1 rout of the Guardians.

    He got the Twins rolling with a three-run shot off Triston McKenzie in the second inning. Sanchez hasn't managed to turn things around in his first season with Minnesota -- in fact, his 6.5 percent walk rate would be the worst mark of his career -- but he can still punish mistakes. Through 58 games this season, he's slashing .227/.289/.436 with nine homers and 34 RBI.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Hits bench Sunday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Sanchez will sit for the second time this weekend while Ryan Jeffers checks in behind the dish and while Byron Buxton gets a day out of the outfield to serve as the Twins' designated hitter. Though he's getting on base at a .250 clip in June and has produced only six extra-base hits (two home runs, four doubles) in 19 games on the month, Sanchez still appears to be the Twins' preferred option at DH.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Takes seat Friday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Colorado.

    Sanchez started the past seven games and will head to the bench Friday after going 5-for-26 with a home run, two RBI and five runs during that stretch. Ryan Jeffers will work behind the plate while Jose Miranda serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Blasts eighth homer Saturday

    Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks and two RBI in Saturday's 11-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    The home run was Sanchez's second of June and his eighth overall of the season, placing him in a tie for fifth place among all MLB catchers. He'll be behind the plate in Sunday's series finale in Arizona, batting seventh.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez is 2-for-19 over his past five contests and will take a seat for the second time in the last three games. Byron Buxton will rest his legs as the designated hitter while Gilberto Celestino starts in center field.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Sanchez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.

    Sanchez is hitting .125 with one home run and nine strikeouts in nine games this month. Luis Arraez is in at designated hitter while Ryan Jeffers starts behind the dish.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Avoids arbitration with Minnesota

    Sanchez and the Twins agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract Thursday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez made $6.35 million with the Yankees last year, and he'll get a fairly hefty pay raise during his first year with the Twins. The 29-year-old has received regular playing time over his first two months in Minnesota, and he's slashed .224/.282/.435 with seven home runs, 27 RBI, 16 runs and a stolen base over 44 games.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Hits bench Wednesday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

    Sanchez will receive some routine maintenance after he was included in the lineup in five of the Twins' last six games as either a catcher or designated hitter. Ryan Jeffers will get the nod behind the plate Wednesday, while the Twins ease shortstop Carlos Correa (illness) back in as their DH in his first game back from the COVID-19-related injured list.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Riding pine Saturday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Sanchez will get a day off after he went 1-for-11 with a walk and five strikeouts over the last three games. Byron Buxton will serve as the designated hitter while Mark Contreras starts in center field.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Sits for nightcap

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

    With Ryan Jeffers behind the plate for Game 2 and Byron Buxton getting a game out of the field and serving as the designated hitter, Sanchez will hit the bench for the nightcap. He started at catcher and went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Twins' 8-2 win in Game 1.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Ready to go Monday

    Sanchez is starting at catcher and batting fourth in Monday's matchup with the Tigers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    After missing Sunday's contest with a heat-related illness, Sanchez is back in the lineup Monday. The 29-year-old went 5-for-12 and scored a run in the series against the Royals, but he has not gone deep since May 17.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Sanchez (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

    Sanchez was pulled from Saturday's contest due to a heat-related illness and will be sidelined for at least one additional contest. Byron Buxton will rest his legs as Minnesota's designated hitter Sunday while Royce Lewis will start in center field.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Exits with illness

    Sanchez was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals due to a heat-related illness, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Sanchez started behind the dish Saturday and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout prior to being replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Royals.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: On bench Monday

    Sanchez isn't starting Monday against the Tigers.

    Sanchez will get a day off after starting in the last nine games. During that time, he hit .286 with three homers, six doubles, 12 RBI and four runs. Trevor Larnach will serve as the designated hitter while Nick Gordon starts in left field Monday.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Slugs third homer

    Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a 3-1 victory versus Oakland on Monday.

    Sanchez was the only Minnesota player with multiple hits in the contest, and his sixth-inning 433-foot homer provided the final run in his team's win. The veteran has largely alternated time behind the plate and at DH so far his season, which has kept his bat in the lineup on a near-everyday basis. Sanchez is slashing a modest .217/.294/.424 on the campaign, but he has picked things up of late, going 5-for-15 with three doubles, two homers and four RBI over his past four games.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Gets breather Thursday

    Sanchez isn't starting Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Astros.

    Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout during Wednesday's suspended game, and he was replaced behind the dish late in the blowout loss. He'll get a breather in the regularly scheduled matchup while Ryan Jeffers starts behind the plate and bats seventh.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R