The Braves already have a thin farm system, and on top of that, they’re lacking MLB guys who can step up in case of injury down in AAA. They attempted to remedy part of the problem today by bringing in Yolmer Sanchez:
#Braves have signed INF Yolmer Sanchez to a minor league contract.
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) January 24, 2023
Sanchez was one of the White Sox’s top prospects when he was coming up, and he actually had a really good, but short stint during the shortened 2020 season. Sanchez slashed .313/.476/.688/1.164, albeit over 11 games. He signed a minor league deal with the Braves back in 2021 but only hit .216 in Gwinnett and was released the following season. In 2022, Sanchez had 37 at-bats with the Red Sox and put up an unsightly .322 OPS. He also played in three games for the Mets as a defensive replacement and did not record an at-bat.
The Braves need more bodies. Perhaps Sanchez can find something, but there’s probably still more moves to be made as Spring Training approaches.
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