Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez to concussion DL, Andrew Susac called up

After exiting Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers because  a foul tip hit him on the mask, Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concusion list on Saturday, according to D.J. Short of Hardball Talk, and prospect Andrew Susac was called up from Triple-A Fresno. #452586874 / gettyimages.comSanchez, 24, has hit .196/.237/.301 (OPS+ 54) with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants place Hector Sanchez on concussion DL, call up prospect Andrew Susac

The Giants announced this afternoon that catcher Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Andrew Susac has been called up from Triple-A Fresno to take his place on the active roster. Sanchez left last night’s game against the Dodgers after he was hit in the mask by a foul tip off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez in the third inning. According to Andrew Baggarly...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Makes History (Kinda)

When striking out the side just isn’t enough to get you out of an inning, you do what Zack Greinke did Friday night…you strike out a fourth batter. In the third inning of their win over the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher struck out Hector Sanchez, Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco to become just the 67th different pitcher to strike out four batters...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez exits

Hector Sanchez of the Giants left Friday’s against the Dodgers after taking a foul tip to the mask, the team announced. He was removed from the game the next inning after he flied out. Buster Posey moved to catcher, Michael Morse from left field to first, and Tyler Colvin to left field off the bench. Hector Sanchez out of game. Posey goes behind plate. Colvin now in LF, Morse...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – still creepin’

Hey, look who it is, crawling up the American League standings…it’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays won their seventh in a row on Wednesday night, shutting out the Cardinals 2-0. Tampa Bay is an MLB-best 13-4 in July, and has allowed only 11 runs during this winning streak. They’re now just 4.5 games behind the Mariners for the second Wild Card and seven games back of the Orioles...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss


Words: Hector Sanchez  Photo: Stacey Verbeek Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (14-0-2, 10 KO’s) from the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas, didn’t waste time at the Fantasy Springs Casino in his fight against Lauro Alcantar (8-3, 2KO) of Agua Prieta, Mexico.  Just as he had said, Mighty Mo used his left hook to put Alcantar on the canvas for the first knockdown...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss


Words:  Hector Sanchez  Photo: Stacey Verbeek It has only been a little over two months since light welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (13-0-2, 9 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas stepped into the ring, and this time he returns to California to defend his undefeated record against Lauro Alcantar (8-2, 1KO) of Agua Prieta (dark water), Mexico.  And this time, the tall and tough...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Updates: Buster Posey exits

Buster Posey of the Giants left Sunday’s game after taking a foul tip to the catchers mask in the fourth inning. The trainer came out, but Posey stayed in the game. Hector Sanchez then replaced Posey in the fourth and launched a solo home run in his absence.  Hector Sanchez is pinch hitting for Buster Posey, who really had his bell rung today. A big concern, obviously....
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Light-hitting Braves crumble late in loss to Giants

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-2 road loss to the Giants -- Atlanta's first game of a tough road swing (San Francisco, St. Louis) and the first of 20 straight contests against formidable teams (Giants, Cardinals, Brewers, Rockies, Red Sox, Marlins): 1. Gavin Floyd may have carved out a permanent spot in the Braves' rotation Before the earth crumbled...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss


Written by Hector Sanchez Saturday night at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, Standing 8 Promotions kicks off the much awaited 2014 Bud Light Pro Fight Series and not one, but two championship belts are up for grabs.  Undefeated prospect Tony Lopez (9-0) from Fort Worth, Texas will bring his cobra like style to the ring as he takes on Mission Texas’ Isaac Torres...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians head west for interleague play

The San Francisco Giants are getting their first taste of interleague play after their 2013 results were awful. Friday night will also mark the first time the Giants play outside the NL West when they host the Cleveland Indians to start a three-game set. San Francisco (12-10) tied for baseball's second-worst 2013 interleague record at 6-14. The Giants scored 48 runs and walked...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants bust out for 12 runs, win on Sanchez’s slam

In one segment of Giants fandom, Hector Sanchez has been traded, sold, demoted and released about 100 times as he has struggled after being brought to the majors earlier then they should have. For one day, Sanchez demonstrated why he is here and once again came up clutch. Sanchez’s grand slam off Chad Bettis with one out in the 11th inning gave the Giants a 12-8 lead en route...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

As the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers counterpunched past midnight into Wednesday morning at AT&T Park, Hector Sanchez's mother sat in a car in the player's parking lot for three hours, eager for the game to end. The backup catcher's daughter was waiting too, for a famous father who needed to drive her to school in the morning. Sanchez will make that drive on little...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss


Written by Hector Sanchez – 2014 14 April Photos by Stacey Verbeek Black Gloves Promotions Fight Night Saturday April 12th in Dallas, Texas Quick Results: Charles Hatley (23-1, 16KO’s) of Dallas, Texas TKO’s Jose Alfredo Flores at 1:40 of the fifth round. Gregory Corbin wins Texas Heavyweight title by defeating Andrew Greely. Johnathan Steele from Maple Avenue Boxing Gym wins...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Rosa goes 6 scoreless for Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss


Written by Hector Sanchez Photo by Stacey Verbeek In front of an enthusiastic crowd last night, boxing and benefitting combined together to bring a great night of professional boxing at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  It was a card that covered everything from the light superflyweights to the heavy hitting heavyweights.  Paulie Ayala’s “Keep It In The Ring” fights...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss


  Written by Hector Sanchez Photo by Stacey Verbeek The fighters have weighed in and it is official, the fights are on!  Professional boxing returns to the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  This time, Paulie Ayala and Cendera Funding are teaming up to fight domestic violence in the community and are donating net proceeds to “New Day Services” in Fort Worth.  New Day Services...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez hopes to be reliable backup for Posey

(Eds: Minor edits.) By DON KETCHUM Associated Press San Francisco's Buster Posey is already among the most accomplished catchers in baseball with a pair of World Series rings and All-Star selections, the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2010, and a batting title and NL MVP in the same season of 2012. Yet manager Bruce Bochy has said Posey will require his days off to stay fresh...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Giants Pitcher and Catcher Report, Tim Hudson News, Hector Sanchez Drops Pounds, G-Men Scouting Cuban Shortstop, Etc.

Credit: Randy Boyles – SF Giants Rumors Today’s the day that a lot of people have been waiting for…. It’s Friday, Valentine’s Day, and the San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers are reporting to camp! We’ve already learned that Tim Hudson has his locker between Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum. I think it’s safe to say that the Giants probably put him right next...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Re-Sign Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League Contract

The San Francisco Giants made a low-profile and slightly surprising move this week, and re-signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League contract. Quiroz was the backup catcher for much of last season while Hector Sanchez dealt with a shoulder injury, but he didn’t do very much to earn a spot with the club this season, and was designated for assignment back in August. He...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Hector Sanchez swinging well, says shoulder is fully healed

San Francisco Giants' catcher Hector Sanchez looks like a rejuvenated player over the past few weeks. He had been on the disabled list with shoulder problems, and was optioned to Triple-A Fresno upon his return.  But he was recalled on August 8 and is batting .286 in 35 at-bats since that time. As reported by AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Sanchez injured his right shoulder injury...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Sanchez Blast, Rosario Blasted and Pagan Rehab Assignment After Blasting His Hamstring

Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com) It took a big swing off the bat of pinch hitter Hector Sanchez to avoid a Nationals sweep. Sanchez hit a 3-run homer with two outs and two strikes in the top of the 9th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 lead that closer Sergio Romo would save.   ​Pitcher Sandy Rosario has been diagnosed with a bruised sternum...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanchez's 1st homer of season lifts Giants past Nationals

You hear all the high-decibel rips on Hector Sanchez or "Hacktor" as some fans call him. He's never going to hit. He's too fat. No way that ham-fisted catcher can handle a championship-caliber staff. And you want to yell "For God's sake: He's 23. They brought him to the majors at 22 to back up a soon-to-be Most Valuable Player and he hit .280 on a...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanchez, Giants rally to down Nats

Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez stepped to the plate with one thought in mind against Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano: Look for a fastball. After being on the right side of a borderline call with the game on the line in the top of the ninth, Sanchez was ready for the next one. With a full count, he drove a three-run homer just inside the right field foul pole in the second...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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