Aaron Gleeman

Former All-Star Gaby Sanchez released by Mariners

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Gaby Sanchez‘s comeback attempt didn’t go so well, as the former All-Star first baseman who signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners in January has already been released.

Sanchez was trying to win a part-time role after spending last season in Japan, but the Mariners have other options to serve as a right-handed bench bat and decided to move on quickly from the 32-year-old.

Sanchez made the All-Star team for the Marlins in 2011 and was a solid regular for Pittsburgh as recently as 2013, but as a first baseman with modest power his margin for error wasn’t great to begin with and now he’ll likely have to work his way back to the big leagues by putting together a strong stretch at Triple-A for someone.