Víctor Sánchez (baseball)

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Víctor Sánchez
Pitcher
Born: January 30, 1995
Río Chico, Miranda, Venezuela
Died: March 28, 2015(2015-03-28) (aged 20)
Carupano, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right

Víctor David Sánchez Rodríguez (January 30, 1995 – March 28, 2015) was a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization.

Career[edit]

Sánchez signed with the Seattle Mariners as an international free agent in August 2011.[1] He made his professional debut with the Everett AquaSox in 2012.[2][3] He started 15 games and went 6–2 with a 3.18 earned run average (ERA) and 69 strikeouts over 85 innings pitched. In 2013, he pitched for the Clinton LumberKings. On July 18, he threw a no-hitter, becoming the youngest player in Mariners organization history to throw a no-hitter.[4][5] He finished the year 6–6 with a 2.78 ERA and 79 strikeouts over 113 innings.

While in Venezuela on February 15, 2015, Sánchez was swimming when he was struck by a boat; he was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. He underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and was reported to be in "serious, but stable" condition following the operation.[6][7] He died from his injuries on March 28.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 08/17/11 9:05 PM ET (May 24, 2013). "Mariners sign pair of international players". Seattle.mariners.mlb.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Could AquaSox's Sanchez be the future King?". Heraldnet.com. July 25, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Raymond, Jonathan. "Sanchez pitching beyond his years". Milb.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "With mom watching, Mariners prospect hurls no-no". Mlb.mlb.com. July 18, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Eaton, Nick (July 19, 2013). "Mariners prospect, 18, pitches no-hitter in minor leagues". Blog.seattlepi.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  6. ^ Divish, Ryan (February 15, 2015). "Mariners' pitching prospect Victor Sanchez injured in accident". blogs.seattletimes.com. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Baer, Bill (February 15, 2015). "Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez in intensive care after being hit by a boat". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Victor Sanchez dies at age 20". ESPN.com. March 29, 2015.

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