Ugh, it’s come to this. The
Brace yourself: The Dodgers have signed
Apparently Jamie Moyer,
It's to a minor league contract, with Sanchez headed to triple-A Albuquerque. This would be the Sanchez who was once a star for the Giants, but in his last 18 starts is 0-12. Over the last three seasons, he is 5-19 with a 6.22 ERA.
But when by the middle of May you’ve placed six different starting pitchers on the disabled list (
“Obviously with some of the issues we’ve had, with the injuries to some of our pitchers, it’s a guy that’s been a quality starter over the past,” said Manager
Sanchez, 30, cleared waivers and was released by the
"We thought he actually threw the ball pretty good," Mattingly said. "I didn't have anything to do with the decision of bringing him in but I'm sure it's got something to do with depth. You'd like to be able to find a guy that's had major league success."
Mark Saxon of ESPN/LA reported Sanchez has an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not on the major league roster by July 1.
"Maybe it's just a matter of him getting healthy or making a tweak here or there mechanically, getting his confidence back and then getting on a roll," Mattingly said. "And being a guy that, all of sudden you need a starter, you're not calling up a kid from double-A that you really don't feel like should be here yet" (read: Matt Magill).