Sanchez (Achilles) re-signed Thursday with the Nationals on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league spring training, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
A mainstay on the Washington bench from 2017 through 2019, Sanchez didn't see any action in 2020 after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon in summer camp that required season-ending surgery. Though the Nationals haven't provided a clear timetable for his recovery, Sanchez's rehab program is expected to extend into the 2021 campaign. Once healthy, Sanchez will likely report to either Triple-A Fresno or Double-A Harrisburg.
Sanchez (Achilles) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Sanchez is expected to miss a fair portion of the 2021 campaign while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The move means he won't be taking up space on the 40-man roster while working his way back from the injury.
Updating a previous report, the Nationals relayed Monday that Sanchez (Achilles) was placed on the minor-league injured list and isn't included as part of the big club's 60-man player pool, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The Nationals had previously announced Sunday that Sanchez had been placed on the 60-day injured list after tearing his right Achilles' tendon in a workout a few weeks ago. However, because he was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg in late March before he suffered the injury, he'll revert to the minor-league IL rather than the MLB team's IL. Unfortunately for Sanchez, the transaction means he won't be eligible for major-league payment and service time while he recovers from surgery that will keep him sidelined throughout the 2020 season, and likely, a decent chunk of the 2021 campaign. The move still leaves one spot open on the 40-man roster for the Nationals, though the team won't be extended an extra spot in the 60-man player pool to replace Sanchez.
Sanchez was placed on the 60-day injured list with a torn right Achilles, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The bench infielder must have suffered the injury sometime since spring training was shut down. He won't play in 2020 and may miss the start of the 2021 season as well.
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Sanchez was always expected to open the season in the minors, and he did little to change those plans by slashing .250/.269/.417 across 24 plate appearances before spring training was suspended. He'll stick in Harrisburg rather than Triple-A Fresno for proximity reasons, in case he needs to get to Washington in a hurry.
Sanchez is slashing .250/.269/.417 through 24 spring plate appearances with one home run and a 1:4 BB:K.
The 29-year-old was expected to begin the season in the minors after the Nats added plenty of veteran infield depth over the winter, and Sanchez isn't making much of a case to change those plans. As he did last season, he could spend most of the campaign at Double-A Harrisburg rather than Triple-A Fresno for proximity reasons, in case he needs to get to Washington in a hurry, but emergency callups remain his best path back to the majors.
Sanchez will be away from the team for a few days due to a stomach virus, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
It sounds like he will be away for this weekend's series against the Braves. Wilmer Difo will be the primary utility infielder in his absence.
The Nationals recalled Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg ahead of Sunday's 9-3 win over the Marlins.
The 29-year-old infielder will rejoin the Nationals for his eighth stint of the season, with his previous seven trips to the big leagues yielding only 29 at-bats. Expect Sanchez's playing time to remain scarce in September, as he'll merely function as a depth piece in the infield.
The Nationals recalled Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Sanchez may only be in store for a temporary stay with the Nationals after second baseman Brian Dozier (personal) was placed on the paternity list. Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to act as the primary option at the keystone until Dozier rejoins the Nationals in 1-to-3 days, leaving Sanchez to fill a utility infield role while he's up with the big club.
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.
Sanchez went 2-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts during his latest big-league stint (six games). He'll head to Double-A after the Nationals announced the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera.
Sanchez was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg ahead of Saurday's game against the Dodgers.
Kyle Barraclough was optioned to Double-A in a corresponding move. Sanchez will provide some depth in the middle infield while Howie Kendrick continues to see time at first base with Ryan Zimmerman on the injured list. The 28-year-old Sanchez has only made two starts in the majors this season, going 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts, and has served primarily as a pinch hitter.
The Nationals recalled Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg to serve as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader with the Rockies, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Sanchez won't be in the lineup for the first game of the twin bill and may not receive a starting nod for the nightcap either, but he'll at least provide some depth in the infield for a Nationals squad that lacked a true backup at shortstop beyond Trea Turner. Over 207 plate appearances at Harrisburg this season, Sanchez was slashing .330/.372/.503 with six home runs and nine stolen bases.
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Sanchez made just two appearances during his most recent stint with the big club, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. He was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Wednesday's starter, Erick Fedde.
Sanchez was recalled by the Nationals on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Sanchez has appeared in 16 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .235/.235/.235 over 17 plate appearances. He'll likely fill a bench role during his time with the club. Max Scherzer landed on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.
Sanchez's latest stint with the Nationals lasted less than a week. He went 0-for-1 in his only plate appearance. Joe Ross was recalled in a corresponding move.
Sanchez was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg by the Nationals on Sunday.
Sanchez was sent to Harrisburg in late May but makes his way back to Washington and will likely return to a utility role. The 28-year-old is 4-for-16 with one run scored in 14 major-league games this season.
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Matt Adams (shoulder) was activated from the injured list, so Sanchez was sent down in a corresponding move. He will continue to provide organizational infield depth going forward.
Sanchez went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
The 28-year-old was thought to be the 25th man on the roster, but the Nats instead elected to demote Wilmer Difo when Trea Turner came off the IL, allowing Sanchez to remain in the majors in a bench role. His fantasy value remains minimal, however -- he hasn't started a game since May 8.
Sanchez was recalled by the Nationals on Monday.
Sanchez spent a brief period on the big-league roster earlier in the season but did not get into a game. He's hit .271 in 62 career games at the highest level but has zero home runs and a 1.5 percent walk rate, giving him a 67 wRC+. Pitcher Erick Fedde was optioned in a corresponding move, leaving Sanchez as extra infield insurance with Anthony Rendon still battling an elbow injury.
The Nationals optioned Sanchez to Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Washington was in need of an extra arm in the bullpen for Sunday's series finale with the Mets, so Sanchez was deemed an expendable piece as the team called up right-hander Joe Ross in a corresponding move. The team's decision to send Sanchez to Harrisburg rather than across the country to Triple-A Fresno suggests the infielder may only be in the minors for the minimum 10 days before returning to Washington. In the meantime, the Nationals will have to get by without a true backup at shortstop behind Wilmer Difo.
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