Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:14:29 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is out of the lineup Friday, July 11. C Hector Sanchez is starting in Posey's place.
Fantasy Tip: It looks to be a routine day of rest for Posey. Make sure he's out of your daily lineups.
Wed, 28 May 2014 12:46:42 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez will start behind the plate and catch SP Tim Lincecum for the fifth straight start Wednesday, May 28, and manager Bruce Bochy said "we may keep it that way." Lincecum has a 3.79 ERA with Sanchez catching him and an ERA of 5.95 with C Buster Posey. "Timmy is a little rough on a catcher," Bochy said. "No getting around it. He beats you up some games."
Tue, 27 May 2014 19:13:31 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez (head) is available off the bench Tuesday, May 27. He was dazed by a foul tip to the catcher's mask Monday, May 26, and it left him "very dizzy." However, the medical staff said that Sanchez did not suffer a concussion.
Fri, 09 May 2014 20:53:17 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) suffered a broken left thumb during the team's game Friday, May 9.
Fantasy Tip: Michael Morse and Buster Posey could be options to play first base while Belt is out of the lineup. The team could also recall Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Fresno to see some time at the position. Gregor Blanco or Hector Sanchez could see more playing time depending on what the team does at the position. Ishikawa, Blanco and Sanchez likely would only be NL-only options if they get more playing time.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:10:01 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse and C Hector Sanchez each hit two home runs Wednesday, April 23. Sanchez drove in five runs, and Morse drove in four.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:03:20 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy used C Hector Sanchez at first base in the Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 12, and it gives him another option in case 1B Brandon Belt should go down to an injury. "He did an outstanding job," pitcher Tim Lincecum said. Sanchez lost 20 pounds during the offseason, and his versatility and flexibility is pleasing to his skipper.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez would have slightly more fantasy appeal in NL-only leagues if he gains eligibility at first base, but he still needs a long-term injury to either Brandon Belt or Buster Posey to have any real appeal.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:59:59 -0800
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez lost 20 pounds while conditioning in Venezuela this offseason, and he looks to be in great shape.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:35:45 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are receiving interest in P Edwin Escobar and C Hector Sanchez.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:10:27 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday, Sept. 6, that C Hector Sanchez will get a bulk of the starts while C Buster Posey (finger) is sidelined, with C Johnny Monell as the backup and 3B Pablo Sandoval as the emergency third backstop.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:54:37 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is resting Friday, Aug. 16, and manager Bruce Bochy suggested that he could rest his catcher more frequently down the stretch. "We've played some long games," Bochy said. "The first six weeks the pitching struggled a little bit and we had some long games there. It's a different game when you catch 125 or 130 pitches than 200 pitches. It takes a toll on you. It's not the same type of game." Bochy might rest Posey again Sunday, Aug. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Bochy rewarded Hector Sanchez with the start tonight after his game-winning pinch-hit homer yesterday. With the Giants out of contention, Posey might not be the only regular given more rest down the stretch. Keep that in mind as you set your daily and weekly rosters.