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Hector Sanchez suffers second concussion while rehabbing from first concussion

Aug 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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Giants catcher Hector Sanchez may be shut down for the season after suffering a second concussion during a minor-league rehab assignment for a July 25 concussion.

Sanchez’s rehab assignment was previously put on hold when he took a foul ball off the mask two weeks ago and that same thing happened Saturday at Triple-A.

Foul tips have been a frequent cause of catcher concussions during the past few seasons and, in one prominent example, led to the Twins shifting former MVP and six-time All-Star catcher Joe Mauer to first base this season.

Sanchez has spent the past three seasons as Buster Posey‘s backup and the 24-year-old is unlikely to hit enough to be an asset at another position, so the brain injuries could threaten his career as a big leaguer.

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  1. freedomofspeechyesway - Aug 20, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Man tough break, hopefully it doesn’t lead to any lingering issues after the initial recovery.

  2. illuminancer - Aug 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Shut him down for the season, please.

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