Sanchez was released by San Francisco on Sunday and re-signed on a minor-league deal, and he will participate in spring training 2.0, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Pablo Sandoval (elbow), Billy Hamilton and Trevor Cahill experienced similar procedures Sunday, as the team was potentially weeding out the opt-out clauses from the group's previous deals. Sanchez seemed an unlikely bet to make the season-opening roster back in March, but his odds have increased for the shortened season with the expanded 30-man roster to begin the campaign.
Sanchez was unlikely to make the 26-man roster when spring training was suspended, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He was non-tendered by the White Sox in December but started working on some swing changes after getting a non-roster invite with the Giants. However, he had a rough spring, going 3-for-26 (.115) with zero extra-base hits in 10 games. Sanchez is a great defender, but with Wilmer Flores and Mauricio Dubon already locked into roster spots and Donovan Solano performing well in spring training, it would seem Sanchez is on the outside looking in.
Sanchez signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
According to Rosenthal, Sanchez turned down other major-league offers for a chance to be the everyday starter at second base. The 27-year-old completed his sixth season with Chicago in 2019, hitting .252/.318/.321 with 59 runs scored and 43 RBI in 555 plate appearances. Mauricio Dubon served as San Francisco's primary second baseman during September after being acquired from Milwaukee in exchange for Drew Pomeranz, and he will compete with the veteran for early playing time. Sanchez will look to impress the coaching staff enough during the spring to bring his switch-hitting presence to the Giants' 2020 opening day roster.
Sanchez cleared waivers and became a free agent Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Sanchez played Gold Glove defense last season, something he had to do to remain a regular given his .252/.318/.321 slash line. The White Sox were uninterested in retaining him at his projected arbitration salary, but his glove should still earn him a roster spot somewhere at a cheaper price.
Sanchez was designated for assignment and placed on outright waivers by the White Sox on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Sanchez won a Gold Glove but offered very little at the plate, hitting .252/.318/.321. The White Sox evidently couldn't justify his arbitration price tag, expected to come in north of $6 million. It remains to be seen whether or not another team will be interested at that price.
Sanchez went 4-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 10-1 win over the Tigers.
This was the first time Sanchez collected four hits in a game. He endured a miserable first two months of the season, but the 27-year-old infielder survived and will finish out the season as the primary starter at second base. His status beyond 2019, however, is murky. Second base prospect Nick Madrigal is close to hitting the majors and the left side of the infield is occupied by franchise building blocks. Sanchez could be a serviceable utility infielder, but the White Sox could easily replace him with a less-expensive option.
Sanchez will be on the bench Friday against the Mariners.
Sanchez has gone just 3-for-29 over his last 10 contests, though his 8:4 BB:K over that stretch is encouraging. Danny Mendick will be the second baseman Friday.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.
Sanchez started the last 26 games and will head to the bench after posting a .289/.375/.349 slash line in that stretch. Danny Mendick will start at the keystone and bat seventh in his place Friday.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double Wednesday in the White Sox's 8-2 loss to the Twins.
Sanchez saw a 12-game hitting streak come to an end Sunday against the Rangers, but he still reached base on a pair of walks during that contest. He's carried his hot-hitting ways into the series with Minnesota, delivering back-to-back two-hit performances. Sanchez doesn't offer much power or speed and typically occupies a spot near the bottom of the lineup, but he could be a useful batting-average stabilizer in rotisserie formats while he's seeing the ball well.
Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's 9-2 loss to the Angels.
Sanchez will carry a six-game hitting streak into Monday's series opener in Minnesota, but it's come with no stolen bases and almost no power (one double, zero home runs). The lack of categorical juice Sanchez offers even during periods where he's providing a quality batting average limits his appeal largely to AL-only formats.
Sanchez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics.
Sanchez started the last 36 games at the keystone for the White Sox but will take a seat Friday after posting a .639 OPS in that stretch. Leury Garcia will take over at second base while Ryan Cordell starts in center field.
Sanchez went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, a stolen base and a run Wednesday in the White Sox's 5-2 loss to the Mets in 11 innings.
Sanchez has been productive over his last five games with a 6-for-16 showing at the plate to go with two steals and four runs, but the 27-year-old's overall profile still leaves much to be desired for fantasy purposes. His dearth of power in particular is a major hindrance to his value, especially during a season where home-run production has risen to unforeseen levels. Sanchez has left the yard just twice in 339 plate appearances.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Rays.
Sanchez got the White Sox on the board in the seventh inning with a triple to right center, but the Rays would come away with a 4-2 victory in the series finale. He's now slashing .254/.314/.339 with two homers and 24 RBI through 88 games this season.
Sanchez went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Friday against Tampa Bay.
Sanchez clubbed a solo homer to left field in the fourth inning, and he added another run in the ninth on a double to left. The 27-year-old is slashing .254/.315/.331 with 15 extra-base hits and 23 RBI over 86 contests in 2019.
Sanchez went 1-for-4 in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Cubs.
Sanchez was back in the lineup after missing one game due to a hand injury. He needed stitches to close a cut suffered when the hand was stepped on during a pickoff attempt.
Sanchez (hand) is back in the lineup Saturday, manning second base and batting seventh against the Cubs.
Sanchez suffered a laceration Thursday, when he was stepped on at third base on a pickoff attempt, with three stitches required to close the wound. However, it seems the wound is not at risk of reopening on a swing and Sanchez will be able to tough it out. Sanchez is batting .256/.324/.321, and at this point he seems likely to be non-tendered in the offseason.
Sanchez received three stitches in his hand but could still play Saturday against the Cubs, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Sanchez was stepped on during a pickoff attempt at third base Thursday. Stitches were required to close the wound, but X-rays were negative, and manager Rick Renteria thinks Sanchez may be able to play in the team's final two games before the All-Star break, if he can stand the pain. Jose Rondon is the backup at second base.
Sanchez is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his right hand were negative.
Sanchez has a laceration, but that's the extent of the damage after he was stepped on during a pickoff attempt at third base Thursday. Jose Rondon will likely fill in at second base if Sanchez isn't ready to go following Friday's off day.
Sanchez was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers with a right hand injury, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Sanchez hit a single in his only at-bat and sustained the injury when he was stepped on during a pickoff attempt in the third inning, forcing him from the contest. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, but the 27-year-old will have Friday's scheduled off day to recover before potentially missing any more time.
Sanchez (illness) entered Wednesday's game as a pinch runner after Yoan Moncada took a pitch off the knee. He remained in the game and went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in an 8-7 win over Boston.
Sanchez, who missed Tuesday's game because of an illness, opened Wednesday's game on the bench but was needed after Moncada was plunked. Sanchez remained in the game at second base while Jose Rondon slid from second to third. The White Sox have an off day Thursday, when they presumably will make arrangements to cover the left side of the infield, where Moncada and Tim Anderson (ankle) are dealing with injuries.
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