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The Padres transferred Sanchez (wrist) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

Sanchez had already been ruled out for the season after fracturing his right wrist last week, so his move to the 60-day IL was merely procedural. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Nick Hernandez, whose contract was selected from Triple-A El Paso. Sanchez is expected to avoid surgery and should be fully cleared ahead of spring training.

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