Sanchez signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Saturday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old appeared to be in line for the starting job at second base for the Orioles throughout spring training, but he was designated for assignment and released early this week. Sanchez had a .252/.318/.321 slash line in 555 plate appearances while winning the Gold Glove at second base for the White Sox during 2019, but he was unable to maintain a roster spot last season and appeared in only 12 games.
Sanchez cleared waivers Tuesday and became a free agent, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Sanchez looked like the favorite to break camp as the Orioles' second baseman, but he posted a .451 OPS this spring and ultimately failed to win even a bench spot. Ramon Urias and Pat Valaika will compete for that job, while Sanchez will have to look for work with a different team. Sanchez is a strong defender with a Gold Glove on his resume, but he's also a career .245/.300/.360 hitter.
Sanchez was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the White Sox early in the offseason and appeared slated to open the season as the starter at second base, but the Orioles opted to remove him from the 40-man roster with camp winding down. Sanchez could remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers. Ramon Urias and Pat Valaika should be in the mix to start at second base for Baltimore.
Sanchez signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez was claimed by Baltimore in late October, and he'll now receive a guaranteed salary heading into 2021 rather than going through arbitration. The 28-year-old appeared in just 12 games last season, but he's slashed .254/.323/.332 with three home runs and 44 RBI over 161 games across the past two years. Sanchez offers above-average defense and should contend for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 28-year-old was apparently waived by the White Sox this week and will now be joining a new team. Sanchez began the season with the Giants but ended up with Chicago in August and went 5-for-16 with four extra-base hits in 12 games. Sanchez's reliable defense should give him a chance a making Baltimore's Opening Day roster next year.
Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland.
Sanchez, who started at second base in place of the resting Nick Madrigal, popped his first home run of the season in the third inning. The utility infielder, who will also fill in at third base and shortstop, has played sporadically since rejoining the organization in late August.
Sanchez's contract was purchased Monday from the White Sox's alternate training site.
Sanchez is known more for his glove than his bat, and he will replace Ryan Goins as the team's bench infielder going forward. He is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.
Sanchez signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
He will presumably join the team's 60-man player pool once he clears COVID-19 testing. Sanchez has spent the bulk of his career with the White Sox, but it is unclear where he could break into the big-league mix, as Nick Madrigal (shoulder) is expected back soon.
Sanchez was released by the Giants on Friday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sanchez didn't make the Giants' Opening Day roster as he dealt with back spasms. After returning to health, he worked at alternate camp but was granted his release by the Giants in order to pursue other opportunities. The 28-year-old has shown to be capable of handling a major-league workload when he's healthy as he hit .252/.318/.321 with two home runs and 43 RBI over 149 games with the White Sox last season. While his power numbers have decreased over the past two seasons, it wouldn't be surprising to see him latch on with another organization.
Sanchez (back) is feeling better and recently resumed baseball activities, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez was left off the Giants' Opening Day roster with back spasms, but he was recently able to return to the field. If he can build his strength back up, he could fill a reserve infielder role on the 30-man roster.
Sanchez (back) will open the season at the team's alternative camp site in Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
A bout of back stiffness apparently kept Sanchez off the Opening Day roster. He'll have to prove his health before getting a shot with the big club, likely as a reserve infielder.
Sanchez was removed from Tuesday's exhibition game against the A's due to back tightness, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 27-year-old started at second base and struck out in his lone plate appearance. Manager Gabe Kapler indicated his exit was precautionary, but it's unclear if the injury will impact Sanchez's availability for Thursday's season opener.
Sanchez (knee) returned to Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sanchez hobbled off with a trainer after taking a pitch off his left knee, but the fact that he's back out there for defense suggests the issue isn't anything overly serious. He's competing for a reserve infield spot on the team's Opening Day roster.
Sanchez was hit by a pitch on the left knee Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez looked to be in some pain as he walked off the field with a trainer. Look for his status to clear up in the coming days as he undergoes further evaluation.
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.
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