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Hector Enrique Sanchez

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 235 lb.

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Catcher Hector Sanchez was signed by scout Ciro Villalobos for the San Francisco Giants in 2006. He made his pro debut in 2007 and spent his first two pro campaigns with the DSL Giants. He reached the majors with San Francisco in 2011 and was part of their World Series-winning team in 2012, when he served as the primary back-up for MVP winner Buster Posey. He hit .280 with 3 homers and 34 RBI in 74 games that year, a performance that convinced manager Bruce Bochy to use him as the team's DH in Game 3 of the Series against the Detroit Tigers on October 27th. He went 0 for 4 facing his namesake Anibal Sanchez, but the Giants won the game, 2-0 on their way to a Series sweep.

On August 15, 2013, Sanchez won a game for the Giants with a three-run pinch-hit homer off closer Rafael Soriano of the Washington Nationals with two outs in the 9th inning, giving the Giants a come-from-behind 4-3 win. On April 23, 2014, he hit a pair of homers including a grand slam off Chad Bettis in the 11th inning to lead the Giants to a 12-10 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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