The White Sox announced on Monday that they have designated catcher Hector Sanchez for assignment. The move helps to clear space on the roster for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte, and fellow catcher Alex Avila, who has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
The 26-year-old Sanchez collected eight plate appearances with the White Sox and went 1-for-7 with a walk. He signed a minor league contract with the ChiSox this winter and had his contract selected from Triple-A Charlotte upon Avila’s injury. Sanchez has seen time in the Majors in each season dating back to 2011, with all of his experience prior to 2016 coming as a member of the Giants. In 645 big league plate appearances, Sanchez is a .238/.273/.343 hitter, and he’s also caught 26 percent of opposing runners. The White Sox will have 10 days to trade, release or outright Sanchez, though any team that claims him off outright waivers would have to place him on the big league roster, as he is out of minor league options.