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  • Cubs' Ali Sanchez: Signs MiLB deal with Cubs

    The Cubs signed Sanchez to a minor-league deal Friday, per the MLB transaction report.

    Sanchez joined the Pirates on a one-year contract in December, but he was DFA'd by the team March 28 after going 2-for-16 in spring training. The veteran catcher will now provide organizational depth behind the plate as a member of the Cubs.

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  • Ali Sanchez: Elects free agency

    Sanchez elected to become a free agent Sunday.

    Sanchez cleared waivers after the Pirates removed him from their 40-man roster, but he had the ability to decline an outright assignment and has done just that. The veteran catcher will now look to latch on in another organization that's seeking depth behind the plate.

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  • Pirates' Ali Sanchez: Remains in organization

    Sanchez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

    The 27-year-old was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh ahead of the season opener but will stick in the organization after passing through waivers unclaimed. Sanchez will provide catching depth at Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Ali Sanchez: DFA'd by Bucs

    The Pirates designated Sanchez for assignment Thursday.

    Sanchez signed a one-year deal with the Pirates in the offseason but will fall short of the Opening Day roster after going just 2-for-16 during spring training. The 27-year-old catcher slashed .311/.375/.492 over 267 plate appearances at Triple-A Reno in the Diamondbacks organization last season, so he could draw interest from teams on the waiver wire.

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  • Pirates' Ali Sanchez: Inks one-year deal with Pittsburgh

    Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Pirates on Friday.

    Sanchez hasn't played in a major-league game since 2021, but he posted a strong .311/.375/.492 slash line over 267 plate appearances with the Triple-A affiliate of the Diamondbacks in 2023. The 26-year-old could be a backup option at catcher for Pittsburgh in 2024.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ali Sanchez: Clears waivers

    Sanchez was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Jan. 5 after clearing waivers.

    Sanchez has spent time in three organizations this offseason after being moved off the 40-man rosters of the Tigers, Pirates and Diamondbacks, but he looks set to stick around in Arizona now that he's gone unclaimed off waivers upon being designated for assignment in late December. The 26-year-old will likely be invited to big-league spring training and could get the chance to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster if Arizona decides to keep a third catcher behind Gabriel Moreno and Carson Kelly.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ali Sanchez: DFA'd by Arizona

    The Diamondbacks designated Sanchez for assignment Friday.

    After the acquisition of Lourdes Gurriel and Gabriel Moreno from Toronto in exchange for Daulton Varsho, Sanchez ends up being the odd man out behind the plate for Arizona. The D-backs will almost certainly begin 2023 with Moreno and Carson Kelly at catcher, leaving little room for Sanchez. He recorded a .743 OPS in Triple-A last season and will more than likely get picked up by another team off waivers.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ali Sanchez: Claimed by D-backs

    Sanchez was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Sanchez was claimed off waivers from Detroit earlier in the offseason, and will now join his third organization in less than two months. The 25-year-old backstop never saw the big leagues in 2022, but he put up a .743 OPS and collected 33 RBI in Triple-A over 252 plate appearances. If he makes the big-league roster, it's possible Sanchez splits time with Carson Kelly, pushing Daulton Varsho into the outfield full-time.

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  • Pirates' Ali Sanchez: Claimed by Pirates

    The Pirates claimed Sanchez off waivers from the Tigers on Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Sanchez spent all of 2022 in Triple-A, slashing .262/.354/.389 with 33 RBI between Memphis and Toledo. He will replace Jose Godoy, who was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday.

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  • Tigers' Ali Sanchez: Designated for assignment

    Sanchez was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday.

    Sanchez lost his roster spot when the Tigers claimed another depth catching option, Michael Papierski, off waivers. Sanchez has appeared in seven career major-league games, none of which came in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Ali Sanchez: Claimed by Tigers

    Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the Tigers and optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    Sanchez was cast off the Cardinals' 40-man roster Wednesday after he slashed .255/.333/.409 with four home runs, 15 runs, 12 RBI and a stolen base in 30 games at Triple-A Memphis to begin the year. He'll attempt to carve out a role in Toledo after being claimed by the Tigers.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Dropped from 40-man roster

    The Cardinals designated Sanchez for assignment Wednesday.

    Sanchez was moved off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Jack Flaherty (shoulder), who was activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates. St. Louis is now left with three other catchers (Yadier Molina, Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera) on its 40-man roster.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Heads to minors

    The Cardinals optioned Sanchez to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.

    Yadier Molina and Andrew Knizner are both healthy and are St. Louis' clear top two catchers heading into Opening Day, so Sanchez's demotion was fully expected. The 25-year-old backstop has logged just 14 career plate appearances in the big leagues and isn't expected to see extended action with St. Louis at any point in 2022 so long as Molina and Knizner are available.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Sent down Saturday

    Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.

    Sanchez was recalled by the Cardinals but made just one appearance and went 1-for-1 with a double. He should see more consistent at-bats in Memphis, while his demotion makes room for right-hander Justin Miller (elbow), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Recalled by Cardinals

    Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

    Sanchez has mainly played in the minors this year and has slashed .268/.313/.366 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 20 runs across 62 games. He's appeared in just one big-league game in 2021 but will be available as depth at catcher after active rosters expanded Wednesday.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Joining Cardinals on Wednesday

    The Cardinals will recall Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Wednesday's roster expansion will allow Sanchez to join the big-league club as additional catcher depth. He's slashed .268/.313/.366 in 240 plate appearances at Memphis this season. Sanchez has been hitting especially well recently with a .314 average and six RBI in his last 11 games.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Sent down Saturday

    Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.

    Sanchez will remain with the team as part of the taxi squad going forward, but he'll be removed from the major-league roster to make room for Yadier Molina (foot), who was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move. Sanchez appeared in just one game during his most recent stint in the big leagues.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Called up by Cardinals

    Sanchez was recalled by the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    The Cardinals need an extra backstop with Yadier Molina (foot) landing on the injured list, and Sanchez is the next man up. The 24-year-old went 1-for-9 at the plate during his brief debut with the Mets last season and hasn't produced a league-average batting line since rookie ball. He'll likely serve as Andrew Knizner's backup during his time with the team.

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  • Cardinals' Ali Sanchez: Optioned to minors

    Sanchez was optioned to minor-league camp Saturday.

    Sanchez was competing for a backup role during spring training but should begin the season with Triple-A Memphis. The 24-year-old went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts during Grapefruit League play this spring.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Carora, Venezuela
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R