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The veteran backstop didn't have a home to begin 2023, but he joined the Mets in May and moved on to the Padres after appearing in just eight games for New York. Gary Sanchez clubbed 19 homers in 75 games overall and had a .780 OPS, which was his best mark since 2019. He hit just .217 but had a 15.4 percent barrel rate and 23.2 percent HR/FB. He missed the final month of the season with a fractured wrist but should be healthy for spring training. Now with the Brewers on a one-year deal, Sanchez is not going to take the reins as the starter behind the plate over William Contreras. However, Sanchez could end up seeing a fair amount of run at designated hitter in Milwaukee. He can provide enough pop to be useful in two-catcher leagues, even while in a timeshare.

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2024 911.8 18 7 21 12 .218
2023 189.52.5 33 19 47 21 .217
2022 2441.9 42 16 61 40 2 .205
3y Avg. 2322.2 43 19 54 38 1 .208
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Improved prognosis

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy said Wednesday that Sanchez was initially expected to miss 12 weeks with his left calf strain, but the veteran catcher could make his return from the 10-day injured list in as few as six weeks, Jack Stern of BrewerFanatic.com reports. The 31-year-old landed on the shelf in late June, though there was no inkling at the time he was dealing with an especially serious injury. Murphy didn't provide a precise target date for Sanchez's return, but at the very least, he shouldn't be expected back prior to the All-Star break.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Placed on IL with calf strain

    The Brewers placed Sanchez on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left calf strain, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Though the Brewers are labeling Sanchez's injury as a low-grade strain, he wasn't going to be available to play for several days, so Milwaukee opted to deactivate him. Sanchez will be eligible to return July 4, but it's not clear yet whether he'll be ready on that date. Eric Haase was called up from Triple-A Nashville and will step in as the No. 2 option at catcher behind William Contreras.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Scratched with calf tightness

    Sanchez was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers due to left calf tightness, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The veteran slugger was penciled in as Milwaukee's designated hitter, but he'll instead hit the bench due to the injury. Sanchez should be considered day-to-day heading into Wednesday's series finale versus Texas, which is followed by a team day off Thursday. Rhys Hoskins will now serve as the DH on Tuesday while Jake Bauers starts at first base.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Taking seat Monday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. Sanchez had started at designated hitter or catcher in four of the Brewers' previous five games, but he'll hit the bench for the series opener in Philadelphia. The 31-year-old should still have a fairly clear path to a regular spot in the lineup versus left-handed pitching, but opportunities to start against righties could be harder to come by following Rhys Hoskins' recent return from the injured list.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Playing time trending up

    Sanchez will start at catcher and will bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Red Sox. He'll be included in the lineup for the fifth time in six games, with three of those starts coming versus left-handed pitching and two coming versus righties. Though William Contreras remains the Brewers' clear top backstop, look for Milwaukee to continue to find room in the lineup for both Contreras and Sanchez between catcher and DH while the latter is continuing to excel at the plate. Over 103 plate appearances on the season, Sanchez is hitting .228 with nine extra-base hits (six home runs, three doubles).
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Raps out two hits in loss

    Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins. Sanchez has seen a surge in playing time of late, though he's been aided by the Brewers facing three consecutive left-handed starting pitchers. At the very least, Sanchez seems to have carved out a short-side platoon role, with he and top backstop William Contreras starting at either catcher or designated hitter when the Brewers face a southpaw. After Wednesday's two-hit effort, Sanchez is now holding down a .764 OPS over 99 plate appearances on the season, making him one of the more productive No. 2 catchers in baseball.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Homers vs. Pittsburgh

    Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Pirates. Sanchez extended Milwaukee's lead to 10-2 in the third inning with a two-run blast off Martin Perez, his sixth long ball of the year. The 31-year-old Sanchez has gotten steady playing time against left-handed pitching, either spelling William Contreras behind the plate or at DH. Sanchez has swung the bat well recently, going 8-for-26 with three homers and a 1.033 OPS over his last eight games. Overall, he's slashing .243/.317/.527 with 13 RBI and 11 runs scored through 82 plate appearances this season.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Goes yard again

    Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Kansas City. Sanchez notched his second home run of the series Wednesday, tagging Nick Anderson for a solo homer in the seventh inning. The 31-year-old has slowly been climbing out of his early season slump, collecting eight hits in his last 23 at-bats, with four home runs during that stretch.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Checks in behind plate Monday

    Sanchez (hamstring) will start at catcher and bat sixth in Monday's game against the Royals. Sanchez will make a start for the first time since exiting last Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Rays with right hamstring tightness, but he had been available off the bench for the last few days and served as a late-inning defensive replacement at first base in Friday's 3-1 win over the Cubs. He'll be back behind the dish Monday while No. 1 catcher William Contreras gets a day off from catching and serves as the Brewers' designated hitter.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Available off bench

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy said Friday that Sanchez (hamstring) is not yet 100 percent but is "good to go" and will be available off the bench, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Eric Haase is on the Brewers' taxi squad just in case, but it doesn't appear at this point that the team plans to add him to the active roster. Sanchez had to be removed from Tuesday's game against the Rays with right hamstring tightness, but it sounds like he could pinch hit Friday, if needed.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Exits with injury

    Sanchez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rays with right hamstring tightness. Sanchez was grabbing at his hamstring after beating a throw to first base during the first inning, and he was quickly taken out of the game by a trainer. The severity of his injury isn't immediately apparent, but the Brewers will take a closer look at him in the clubhouse and should provide more information relatively soon.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Retreats to bench Monday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays. Sanchez went 3-for-10 with a pair of doubles, a walk, two runs and an RBI while making starts in each of the last three games, with two coming as a designated hitter and one coming at catcher. The Brewers haven't yet shown a willingness to deploy Sanchez at DH on a consistent basis, so he seems likely to remain in a part-time role while top backstop William Contreras is healthy.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Homers Tuesday

    Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates. Sanchez was responsible for the Brewers' lone run Tuesday with a 432-foot blast off Bailey Falter to lead off the eighth inning. It's the second long ball of the year for Sanchez -- the 31-year-old backstop has primarily served as a bench option in the early going, backing up William Contreras with Rhys Hoskins serving as Milwaukee's primary DH. Sanchez is slashing just .167/.211/.361 with three RBI and two runs scored through his first 38 plate appearances.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Sitting out third straight

    Sanchez is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Twins. Sanchez started at designated hitter against a left-hander on Opening Day, but he's now been on the bench for each of the next three games versus righties. It's not a good sign for fantasy managers who rostered him as a second catcher. Rhys Hoskins is at DH on Tuesday, with Jake Bauers handling first base.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Not starting Saturday

    Sanchez isn't in the Brewers' lineup Saturday against the Mets. Sanchez started as the Brewers' DH on Friday, but he will take a seat after going 0-for-2 in the first game of the year. Rhys Hoskins will serve as the designated hitter instead, allowing Jake Bauers to pick up a start at first base against right-hander Luis Severino.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Making Cactus debut

    Sanchez (hand) is in the lineup for Milwaukee's Cactus League game against Seattle on Saturday. Sanchez has spent the first portion of spring training recovering from a right hand injury he suffered during the offseason. He logged three hits over six at-bats while hitting on the back fields Wednesday and will make his spring debut as the Brewers' designated hitter -- a role Sanchez is expected to fill often in the regular season.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Ahead of schedule

    Sanchez (hand) took six at-bats on the back fields Wednesday and could make his Cactus League debut before his initial March 14 estimate, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Working his way back from a right hand injury, Sanchez had a home run, a double and a single in those six at-bats and felt good, with Brewers manager Pat Murphy saying the catcher could play "very soon." The 31-year-old will back up William Contreras at catcher and is also expected to receive ample playing time at designated hitter for Milwaukee this season.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Targeting March 14 Cactus debut

    Sanchez (hand) could make his Cactus League debut March 14 against the Mariners, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. It's not clear whether the plan is to have him catch or serve as a designated hitter initially, but it will give Sanchez just under two weeks' worth of games to get ready for Opening Day. The 31-year-old has been eased into things this spring after injuring his hand in an offseason workout. Sanchez is projected to serve as Milwaukee's DH and backup catcher.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Taking BP on Wednesday

    Sanchez (hand) will take batting practice Wednesday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Sanchez will be getting in his first BP of the spring, as he's slightly behind the Brewers' other position players in camp due to the right hand issue he suffered in an offseason workout. The 31-year-old -- who previously fractured the hand in September -- caught a live batting practice session Tuesday. At this stage, his ability to swing the bat comfortably may be of greater concern than his ability to play defense.
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  • Brewers' Gary Sanchez: Not ready for games yet

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy said Thursday that Sanchez (wrist) has been cleared for baseball activities but will need time to ramp up before playing in games, Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports. Sanchez's signing with the Brewers was delayed about two weeks due to concerns about his right wrist -- which he fractured in September -- that cropped up during his physical. He ultimately had the guaranteed money in his contract reduced from $7 million to $3 million once the deal was finalized. However, the injury isn't severe enough to prevent Sanchez from working out, and it shouldn't be too long before he's cleared for Cactus League action. The 31-year-old is projected to back up William Contreras at catcher and could also see a significant number of starts at designated hitter.
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