The last time Freddy Sanchez set foot on a major-league field was 2011, when he was a member of the San Francisco Giants. Injuries claimed the infielder's 2012 season, but as ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports, teams are undeterred by Sanchez's injury history, noting that about 20 teams have asked to see his medical records.
When healthy, Sanchez has proven to be a productive player, posting a career line of .297/.335/.413 while primarily playing second base. He won the National League batting title in 2006 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he hit .344/.378/.473 while popping six homers and smacking a league-leading 52 doubles. During his 2011 campaign, Sanchez hit .289/.332/.397 in 261 plate appearances.
Of course, the "when healthy" caution is the most important one. Sanchez has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, and he has seen the surgeries mount in recent years. The 35-year-old has undergone surgery on his right labrum once and his left shoulder twice in the last three years, and he has not played more than 145 games since 2008.
Sanchez generally earns solid reviews for his glove work, so teams searching for a utilityman to come off the bench could be interested in his services.