- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1992 (27)
The San Francisco Giants agreed to a minor league deal with second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on Tuesday, according to a source. Sanchez turned down major league offers from other teams for a chance to earn the starting second base job in San Francisco. The switch-hitting 27-year-old hit just .252/.318/.321 with two home runs, 43 RBI and five steals in 149 games for the White Sox in 2019, and he has a career .244 average with 31 homers, 214 RBI and 30 steals in six big league seasons. Sanchez's main competition at the keystone will come from Mauricio Dubon and Donovan Solano. You can ignore him in mixed leagues, and he'd only be worth your time in NL-only leagues if he earns an everyday job.
The Chicago White Sox have placed Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers. Sanchez offers versatility on defense, but his offensive struggles were enough for the White Sox to cut bait. Second base prospect Nick Madrigal has a real shot to break camp with the White Sox and would be worth a late draft pick in all formats.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yolmer Sanchez (hand) was lifted from the third inning of Thursday's game after an incident on a pick-off attempt. While Sanchez was on first base following a single, Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd attempted to pick him off. During the play, Sanchez dove toward the bag and his right hand was stepped on by Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum. His hand was bleeding and he left the game with a towel wrapped around his hand as Daniel Palka came in to pinch run. The injured hand is Sanchez's throwing hand, which of course isn't good news. The White Sox should have an update on the injury later today, so stay tuned.