After a big series win against the best team in baseball, mets Adding more Power to Their Lineup: The Team Is Calling the Catcher gary sanchez From Triple-A Syracuse, league sources told SNY.
Sanchez, a two-time All-Star for the Yankees, signed a minor league deal with the Mets earlier this month. He had the right to opt-out of his contract on Friday.
In seven games for Syracuse, Sanchez had a 1.077 OPS. Perhaps just as important, reports of his defense were strong, leading the Mets to believe he could make a quality catcher with the rookie. francisco alvarez,
Sanchez, 30, hit 138 home runs in seven seasons as a Yankee, but his production began to fade. Before last season, the Yanks traded him to Minnesota. Josh Donaldson business. He posted a .659 OPS for the Twins, hitting 16 home runs.
Sanchez went unsigned until spring training this year, then opted out of a minor league deal with San Francisco. Then, the Mets — whose general manager, billy appler, A Yankees assistant GM—as a top prospect for most of Sanchez's time—scooped him up.
Now Sanchez will have a chance to prove that he can stick with the team. In the short term, it will be easy, but when catchers get injured Omar Narvaez And tomas nido Returning, the Mets would face a roster crunch.
Of the four, only Alvarez could be optioned to the minor leagues. Alvarez has struggled at the plate during his callup, but has received strong reviews from pitchers and the coaching staff.