Hector Sanchez Injury: Giants Place Catcher On 15-Day DL, Recall Eli Whiteside

According to a report from the San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic, the San Francisco Giants have placed back-up catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled on Wednesday after spraining his knee against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday evening. The team has recalled Eli Whiteside from Triple-A Fresno in Sanchez's absence.

Sanchez was removed from the game on Tuesday in the fourth inning after diving back to first base on an attempted pick-off throw. He had an MRI Wednesday morning that showed the sprain to be more serious, causing the team to place him on the shelf.

Whiteside, a staple of the Giants team the past few seasons, missed out on making the team this spring, seeing time in 47 games for the Fresno Grizzlies this year. Whiteside is hitting .241 with one home run but owns a .313 average and .405 on-base percentage over his last 10 games. He is expected to reach Atlanta in time for Wednesday's game.

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