Jump to content

Dirty Sanchez Now A Giant


Passion
 Share

Recommended Posts

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outfielder Alex Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants on Thursday from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday.

 

Sanchez, the first player suspended for failing a test under major league baseball's new steroids policy, was designated for assignment by the Devil Rays on June 13. He is expected to add depth to the Giants' bench.

 

Giants manager Felipe Alou said he isn't worried about Sanchez's positive drug test.

 

"It doesn't concern me, because he wasn't the last," Alou said. "He has plenty of company. The fact that he's clean now puts him in big company, too. ... It's not like he murdered somebody or stole Mona Lisa."

 

Sanchez is scheduled to join his new team Friday in Oakland when the club begins a three-game interleague series against the Athletics.

 

"We saw a guy out there available who can hit and run," Alou said. "He has very good tools. ... We're giving a guy a chance to play baseball who has been good at times."

 

Rookie Jason Ellison is still the starting center fielder.

 

Under the new league steroid policy that took began in March, Sanchez was suspended without pay for 10 days, which cost him $32,787 of his $600,000 salary. The Giants will pay a prorated portion of the minimum salary, about $174,000, with Tampa Bay responsible for the remainder of what he is owed.

 

The 28-year-old Sanchez had said he didn't know what he tested positive for and blamed the result on something he bought legally.

 

Sanchez, who hit .322 with 19 stolen bases in 79 games for Detroit last season, was tested while he was with the Tigers, who released him during spring training. He signed with the Devil Rays on March 19 and was to be the team's center fielder on opening day.

 

He is batting .346 this season with two home runs, eight doubles and 13 RBI in 43 games, but lost his starting job because of his struggles in the field and expressed frustration being a backup.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2093428

Link to comment
Share on other sites

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outfielder Alex Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants on Thursday from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday.

 

Sanchez, the first player suspended for failing a test under major league baseball's new steroids policy, was designated for assignment by the Devil Rays on June 13. He is expected to add depth to the Giants' bench.

 

Giants manager Felipe Alou said he isn't worried about Sanchez's positive drug test.

 

"It doesn't concern me, because he wasn't the last," Alou said. "He has plenty of company. The fact that he's clean now puts him in big company, too. ... It's not like he murdered somebody or stole Mona Lisa."

 

Sanchez is scheduled to join his new team Friday in Oakland when the club begins a three-game interleague series against the Athletics.

 

"We saw a guy out there available who can hit and run," Alou said. "He has very good tools. ... We're giving a guy a chance to play baseball who has been good at times."

 

Rookie Jason Ellison is still the starting center fielder.

 

Under the new league steroid policy that took began in March, Sanchez was suspended without pay for 10 days, which cost him $32,787 of his $600,000 salary. The Giants will pay a prorated portion of the minimum salary, about $174,000, with Tampa Bay responsible for the remainder of what he is owed.

 

The 28-year-old Sanchez had said he didn't know what he tested positive for and blamed the result on something he bought legally.

 

Sanchez, who hit .322 with 19 stolen bases in 79 games for Detroit last season, was tested while he was with the Tigers, who released him during spring training. He signed with the Devil Rays on March 19 and was to be the team's center fielder on opening day.

 

He is batting .346 this season with two home runs, eight doubles and 13 RBI in 43 games, but lost his starting job because of his struggles in the field and expressed frustration being a backup.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2093428

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Moneyball

WTF IS SABEAN THINKING? :banghead :banghead :banghead

822944[/snapback]

The same thinghe was thinking he put all those dinosaurs on the same field.

 

Instead of going with youth he went with 'experienced veterans' just for your boy Barry.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Moneyball

WTF IS SABEAN THINKING? :banghead :banghead :banghead

822944[/snapback]

The same thinghe was thinking he put all those dinosaurs on the same field.

 

Instead of going with youth he went with 'experienced veterans' just for your boy Barry.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't like this move. The Giants don't need another outfielder, especially a guy like Sanchez. They're just fine with Ellison in CF and Tucker can play out there too... Oh well, whatever. I was kind of getting used to seeing a bunch of rookies out there. I gues this means Adam Shabala goes back to the minors.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And niether are the DRays, but thats my bias opinion :-)

 

Hes a terrible defender, doesnt walk, doesnt steal bases, just a no-dimensional player.

 

And honestly, I do think the Royals are worse as far as a team and young talent from the top all the way to the bottom, then again I wouldnt trade the DRays young core of talent for basically anyone elses.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...