San Diego Padres catcher Hector Sanchez remained out Saturday in the the team’s 10-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers after suffering a right foot contusion when a foul ball struck his foot during Friday’s loss.
Update from the clubhouse: Hector Sanchez left tonight’s game with a right foot contusion.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 6, 2017
The Padres’ backup catcher was evaluated by a trainer before exiting the game in the sixth inning. The team has not yet made a decision on if he will be placed on the disabled.
Sanchez already missed a week this season in April after taking a foul ball off his mask, suffering a concussion. That was the seventh concussion of his career, according to A.J. Cassavell of Padres.com. He also missed time in Spring Training after fouling a ball off his foot.
“It’s going to take a couple of days for the swelling to go down and get a feel for what we’re really dealing with,” said Padres manager Andy Green to Padres.com. “We’ll come in tomorrow, evaluate him, see if he’s good to go or available. Right now he’s pretty sore.”
Austin Hedges serves as the team’s starting catcher on most nights but Sanchez has spelled him on occasion and serves as a switch-hitting power bat off the bench. Rule 5 Draft pick Luis Torrens is the third catcher on the team’s 25-man roster.
The Padres finish their three-game series against the Dodgers a 1:40 p.m. Sunday at Petco Park
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