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Giants Call Up Catcher Hector Sanchez

By Bryan Rose

In a bit of shocking news for your Friday afternoon, the Giants promoted catching prospect Hector Sanchez to the big leagues and placed outfielder Pat Burrell on the disabled list to clear the spot.

Sanchez, who was earlier promoted to AAA from A ball this season, hit a very respectable .302/.337/.465 with eight homers over 258 at-bats between the two, hitting an even higher .305 at the AAA level in Fresno.

The Giants don’t have the ability to carry three catchers, so one could assume backup Chris Stewart would be on the axe if Hector Sanchez is able to succeed on the big stage before Jonathan Sanchez returns from the DL, or Sanchez might just be up for a cup of coffee if not.