The Giants have released infielder Yolmer Sanchez from their alternate training site, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Sanchez requested the move to pursue other opportunities, per Pavlovic.
The 28-year-old Sanchez spent the first six seasons of his career as a member of the White Sox, with whom he provided subpar offense and strong glovework from 2014-19. The switch-hitter ended his White Sox tenure with a line of .244/.299/.357 (78 wRC+), 31 home runs and 30 steals across 2,436 plate appearances. Defensively, Sanchez logged a combined 5,000-plus innings between second and third in Chicago, where he accounted for 19 DRS and a 22.5 Ultimate Zone Rating between the two positions. Sanchez even took home an American League Gold Glove at the keystone last year.
Despite his defensive prowess, the White Sox decided to non-tender Sanchez in the offseason in lieu of paying a projected $6.2MM in arbitration. After clearing waivers, Sanchez elected free agency and signed a minor league pact with the Giants in late January. He’s now back on the open market for the first time since then.