Héctor Sánchez (baseball)

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For the Spanish professional footballer, see Héctor Sánchez Cabrera.
Héctor Sánchez
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Héctor Sánchez playing for the Giants in June 2012.
San Francisco Giants – No. 29
Born: (1989-11-17) November 17, 1989 (age 25)
Maracay, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 15, 2011 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through September 5, 2014)
Batting average .246
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 82
Career highlights and awards

Héctor E. Sánchez (born November 17, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

In 2011, after hitting .302 with 11 HRs and 58 RBI in 52 games for the San Jose Giants, Sánchez was promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies.[1] Sánchez was called up to the majors for the first time on July 15, 2011.[2]

He was selected to join the Giants' 2012 Opening Day roster as the backup catcher behind Buster Posey.[3] Due to their pairing during Barry Zito's rehab stint at AAA in 2011, and their continued success together at the major-league level in 2012, he had been designated as Barry Zito's personal catcher.[4]

On April 23, 2012, Sánchez hit his first career home run off of Dillon Gee.[5]

On June 25, 2014, Sánchez was the catcher for Tim Lincecum's second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres.


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