Notes from MLB offseason: Sanchez at third?

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The San Francisco Giants signed Glendale Community College athlete Freddy Sanchez to a two-year, $12 million contract this offseason to bring some stability to the second base position, one which a total of five other Giants players tried their hand at before Sanchez arrived via trade on July 29.

According to a report on Yahoo! Sports this past week, however, Giants General Manager Brian Sabean hasn’t ruled out taking advantage of the three-time All-Star’s range on the left side of the infield. Sabean told the website that Sanchez doesn’t necessarily have to be stuck to one position and could play a little third base.

The Giants have been rumored to have interest in trading for Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla of late. Also, on Tuesday, San Francisco declined arbitration to Bengie Molina, who was the team’s primary catcher last season. Pablo Sandoval, who formerly caught before moving to third base full-time last season may possibly be in the Giants’ plans behind the plate next season, which could also open up innings at third for Sanchez.

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Written by Gabriel Rizk

December 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Posted in Sports

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