The Kraken is making his means once more to New York.
Gary Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Mets on Tuesday. The 30-year-old former Yankees catcher exercised his Might 1 opt-out with the San Francisco Giants after they elected to not add him to their 40-man roster. He had signed a minor league maintain the Giants on the end of March and slashed .164/.319/.182 in 16 video video games at Triple-A Sacramento this season.
The 2-time All-Star has veered far off the observe he was on all through his early days with the Yankees.
The Dominican native owned a career .230/.318/.487 slashline all through his rocky seven-year career in pinstripes collectively along with his spectacular debut in 2016 the place he set the world on hearth hitting 20 homers in 53 video video games.
The backstop is an genuine ‘Child Bomber’ as he was a key contributor all through their 2017 and 2019 runs to the ALCS — which resulted in losses to the Houston Astros. Each of the two aforementioned seasons have been his All-Star years. In 2017 he posted .278/.345/.531 with 33 homers and 90 RBI whereas two years later he blasted 34 homers with an .841 OPS.
Sanchez’s defensive struggles have been tolerable when he was swinging the bat at an elite cost, nonetheless earlier balls — he led baseball with 18 in 2018 no matter collaborating in merely 76 video video games behind the dish — have been on a regular basis an issue. Nonetheless, as quickly as Sanchez stopped acting on the plate — .618 OPS in 2020 and .731 OPS in 2021 — the Yanks moved on.
The Bombers shipped Sanchez off to the Twins in March 2022 along with Gio Urshela in change for Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Josh Donaldson and Ben Rortvedt.
The slugging catcher spent just one season with Minnesota by which he slashed .205/.282/.377 with 16 homers in 128 video video games.
Now Sanchez makes an try and interrupt by way of with the Mets and with MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 prospect Francisco Alvarez stopping to take administration of the place — .220/.264/.320 in 18 video video games this season — it might be an uphill battle for the Kraken.