Jesús Sánchez (pitcher, born 1987)

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Jesús Sánchez
Miami Marlins
Starting pitcher
Born: (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 26)
Valencia, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jesús Enrique Sánchez (born September 24, 1987, in Valencia, Venezuela) is a right-handed pitcher in the Miami Marlins organization.

Sánchez began his professional career as a catcher in 2006, in the New York Yankees farm system. He played in 24 games with the GCL Yankees that year before being traded from the Yankees with C. J. Henry, Carlos Monasterios, and Matt Smith for Cory Lidle and Bobby Abreu on July 30. He played in eight games with the GCL Phillies that year. Overall, he batted .252 in 32 games.

He split the 2007 season between the GCL Phillies (34 games) and Clearwater Threshers (one game), hitting .216. In 2008, he spent most of his season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, hitting .186 in 35 games. He also played one game with the GCL Phillies in 2008—though he was used as a pitcher. He pitched one inning in relief, allowing no runs.

Sánchez converted to pitching full-time in 2009, and he went 10–6 with a 3.44 ERA in 26 games for the BlueClaws. In 136 innings, he gave up 137 hits and 42 walks, while striking out 120 batters.[1] He played all of the 2010 season with Clearwater. In 23 games (all but one as a starter), Sánchez achieved a 9–7 record with a 2.99 ERA while striking out 84 batters.

In December 2010, he was signed to a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.[2] He was later added to the Brewers' 40-man roster on Oct. 17, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jesus Sanchez Minor League Statistics & History." Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ Haudricourt, Tom. "." JSOnline. 20 December 2010. Retrieved on 21 December 2010.

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