San Francisco Giants Send Down Hector Sanchez, Promote Francisco Peguero
September 22, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pinch runner Francisco Peguero (14) celebrates after scoring a run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at AT
In addition to sending Sandy Rosario down to clear a spot for Jeremy Affeldt, who was returning from his stint on the disabled list, the San Francisco Giants also made another move today, sending down backup catcher Hector Sanchez.
Taking Sanchez’s spot on the roster will be outfielder Francisco Peguero, who will be making his second call up after the Dominican native had a cup of coffee with the Giants late last season.
The move had been widely expected and rumored the past few days, but Sanchez’s recent poor play became his undoing, resulting in the move.
Breaking camp with three catchers, much to the chagrin of well, just about everybody, the Giants struggled to find playing time for Sanchez and the small amount of time he did receive, his play was sub-par at best.
The move will not only help the Giants on the bench, giving them just as solid (if not better) of a bat but also some wheels on the basepaths, in addition to potentially helping the current weak spot in left field where Andres Torres has looked relatively lost.
Sanchez should take over starting duties in Fresno and playing every day instead of sparingly behind Buster Posey should only help the much needed advancement of Hector.