The Milwaukee Brewers have signed former New York Yankees All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez to a deal for a year with an option and worth $7 million, as per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
Sanchez played his first seven season with the Yankees. He was a two-time All-Star in 2017 and 2019.
The Yankees traded Sanchez to the Minnesota Twins along with Giovanny Urshela for Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and Ben Rortvedt in 2022.
In 2023, Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants organization and in May opted out of his contract and became a free agent.
Sanchez signed a Minor League contract with the New York Mets on May 9. He was added to the Major League roster on May 29. Sanchez appeared in 3 games for the Mets, going 1-for-6 with an RBI before he was designated for assignment on May 25.
On May 29, Sanchez was claimed off of waivers by the San Diego Padres. He had a .218 batting average with 19 home runs and 46 RBIs in 72games.
Sanchez will likely be the backup catcher to William Contreras. Contreras hit 17 home runs with 78 RBIs and a .289 batting average last year.
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