GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) second baseman, San Francisco Giants: Despite a 1-0 stumble against the Florida Marlins in which he went one for three with a walk, Sanchez has been heating up lately, building his average up to .294 after the Thursday loss to the Marlins.
The 33-year-old has hit safely in five straight games, going 10 for 21 in the span and raising his average 24 points. Over the last 10 games, he's gone 17 for 40 with five multi-hit games, highlighted by a four-for-six outing Wednesday. The game was notable in that the Giants lost, 7-6, in 12 innings on a sacrifice fly in which Giants starting catcher Buster Posey was run over at the plate by Scott Cousins and has subsequently been lost for the season due to multiple injuries.