Born: May 28, 1983|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|September 18, 2008 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|September 25, 2008 for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||4.50|
Early life and career
Sanchez was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th round of the 2000 MLB Draft out of South Bronx High School in the Bronx, New York. However, Sanchez did not sign, instead choosing to attend Connors State College. Following an excellent season in 2000, the Detroit Tigers drafted Sanchez in the 31st round in
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After posting an 8-1 record, and winning NJCAA Region II Pitcher of the Year in
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He underwent Tommy John surgery in the spring of
On September 15, 2008, he was promoted to the New York Yankees and made his major league debut in the 8th inning on September 18, 2008 against the Chicago White Sox. He struck out one, Paul Phillips, the first batter of his major league career. Sánchez was released by the Yankees on April 25, 2009, but re-signed a minor league deal with the organization on May 5. On November 9, 2009, he was released again by the Yankees.
- Humberto Sanchez: Biography and Career Highlights yankees.com
- "Tigers deal three pitchers to Yankees for Sheffield". ESPN. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- "Yankees Re-Sign Humberto Sanchez". 6 May 2009.
- "Open Thread: Humberto Sanchez". River Avenue Blues. 9 November 2011.