In a move reported by beat writer Henry Schulman in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have called up outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno, where he is batting .415 and scorching the baseball.
To make room on the roster San Francisco optioned their #3 catcher, Hector Sanchez, to Fresno. The 23 year old Sanchez was Buster Posey's back-up throughout the team's 2012 Championship season, and a switch-hitting pinch hitter off the bench.
But management was not pleased when Sanchez reported to Spring Training out of condition and then proceeded to go into a hitting slump. His OPS in 11 April games was .411 and he was less than agile behind the plate.
Francisco Peguero, 24, had an outstanding 2013 Spring, hitting .328 with an .833 OPS. and would likely have made the team but the math worked against him. Hoping that Sanchez would straighten out at the plate, the Giants took the rare step of going with three catchers to start the 2013 season. And Peguero ...