Giants sign Hector Sanchez to one-year deal

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San Francisco has avoided arbitration with another player, following up a one-year, $1.1 million deal with Travis Ishikawa by signing catcher Hector Sanchez to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Sanchez served as Buster Posey’s backup this past season, but hit just .196 in 66 games and missed the final two months of the year due to a concussion.

At age 25 he’s a career .246 hitter with a .630 OPS in 216 games and there had been some speculation that the Giants preferred rookie Andrew Susac as Posey’s new backup.