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Gary Sanchez, a free agency catcher with the Padres, has apparently moved. According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Sanchez signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

According to Heyman, the agreement is for a year and $7 million with a mutual option.

At the end of May, the Padres grabbed Sanchez off waivers from the New York Mets, and he immediately gave his season a boost. After recording a 1-for-6 game with three strikeouts while playing for New York, Sanchez established himself as San Diego’s starting catcher.

Sanchez played for the Friars for 72 games, slashing.218/.292/.500 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI. Additionally, he became Blake Snell’s personal catcher, assisting him in transforming his season into a Cy Young Award-winning one.

  1. After obtaining catcher Kyle Higashioka in the Juan Soto trade with the New York Yankees, the Padres were linked to Sanchez this winter, but they didn’t really need him.

With Higashioka, Brett Sullivan, and Luis Campusano in the lineup, the Padres have their catcher position covered through 2024.

Early in the free agency period, there were rumours that Sanchez might join with whichever team Snell chose. Snell is still a free agent, though, so Milwaukee will be Sanchez’s new home.

It will be Sanchez’s fifth MLB team, the Brewers. Before spending the previous season with the Mets and Padres, he spent one season with the Minnesota Twins and started his career with the Yankees.

With 173 career home runs, the two-time All-Star and one-time Silver Slugger winner is accomplished.

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