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Report: Multiple teams eyeing Jonathan Sanchez

Dec 15, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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According MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo, Jonathan Sanchez has narrowed his potential list of employers to three teams after seven or eight indicated interest. Cotillo’s source indicates there are multiple offers on the table.

Sanchez started the 2013 season with the Pirates, but was released in May after posting an 11.85 ERA in 13.2 innings across four starts and a relief appearance. The Dodgers picked him up a week later, using him as rotation depth. However, he simply spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 5.13 ERA in 66.2 innings over 14 starts.

Sanchez is 31 years old and, while he had shown promise at times thanks to a great ability to miss bats, it seems unlikely that he will ever fully overcome his control issues. In 179.2 innings since the start of 2011, Sanchez has averaged 6.4 walks per nine innings. A move to the bullpen might be beneficial — it certainly helped Oliver Perez, whose career was on a similar track as Sanchez’s but was corrected after becoming a full-time reliever.

  1. vols84 - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    I can already tell you the Royals are not one of those teams

  2. sawxalicious - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I think the bullpen would be a good spot for Sanchez…let him start with mop-up duties and see if he can progress to 8th inning. He should come pretty cheap. Pretty sure his future does not include any rotation duties.

  3. babyfarkmcgeezax - Dec 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM


  4. sometimesimisscandlestick - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    You just never know which Sanchez will pitch – the one that shows flashes of greatness or the one that will walk the ballpark.

    • packer42390 - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      Actually he isn’t even that guy anymore..he hasn’t shown even a little competence since leaving the Giants..

  5. rejamaro - Dec 16, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    To: Detroit Tigers
    Please sign Jonathon Sanchez

    Royals Fan

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