San Diego catcher Sanchez fractures right wrist…expected to be out for season
The San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) have lost a key member of their infield, making the prospect of fall baseball even more unlikely.스포츠토토
According to MLB.com, San Diego catcher Gary Sanchez suffered a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of a home game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Sanchez is a veteran catcher whom the Padres acquired in May to address their catching needs.
Sanchez is an offensive-minded catcher who hit 138 home runs and 340 RBIs in a seven-year career with the New York Yankees from 2015-2021. After being traded to the Minnesota Twins last year, he spent time with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets before landing in San Diego.
Sanchez immediately solved San Diego’s catching woes, hitting six home runs in his first 13 games.
In 71 games in a San Diego uniform, he batted .220 (51-for-232) with 19 home runs, 46 RBIs, and a .796 OPS.
“There’s a chance Sanchez won’t return for the remainder of the season,” MLB.com said, “another blow to San Diego’s recent string of injuries.”
Starters Darvish Yu and Joe Musgrove are sidelined with elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively, and Choi Ji-Man suffered a foot contusion in a rehab game earlier in the day.
San Diego, in fourth place in the National League West, is seven games behind third place in the league’s wild-card race for the final ticket to fall ball.
“San Diego’s playoff chances remain theoretical,” MLB.com wrote.