April 5, 2010
GLENDALE — By the end of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, the situation may well be different, but as it stands now, with nearly every team getting ready to christen the campaign, big leaguers with local ties will be hard to find on the field today. On Opening Day, one local son is sure to be on an active roster. Beyond that, only time will tell. Others who have suited up for big league clubs in recent years are either hard at work rehabilitating injuries, fine-tuning in the minor leagues or, in the case of one veteran local, well on their way down a second career path after hanging up the glove for good in the offseason.
October 31, 2009
GLENDALE — Former Glendale Community College standout Freddy Sanchez will be staying put on the West Coast. Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion, signed a two-year extension Friday with the San Francisco Giants. Terms of the deal weren’t announced, though mlb.com reported that Sanchez’s salary package might exceed the two-year, $10 million deal the Pittsburgh Pirates offered him shortly before trading him to San Francisco on July 29. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sanchez, a second baseman, will be paid $6 million per year.