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July 17, 2004
Jeff Tully Freddy Sanchez will have to wait a little longer to get a chance to play with the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Saturday, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball star infielder was optioned to triple-A Nashville, in an attempt to give Sanchez more time to get his game up to speed. Sanchez, 26, was on a 20-day rehabilitation assignment with the Sounds and is battling back from offseason surgery on his right ankle. Under major league baseball rules, Sanchez had to be recalled from his rehab assignment in the minors before being optioned to triple A. Sanchez hit .206 in 13 games with the Sounds.
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By Gabriel Rizk, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 1, 2011
BURBANK — Freddy Sanchez gained some short-term career stability on Friday, while still leaving his long-term future open-ended. The former Burbank High and Glendale Community College product signed a one-year extension with the San Francisco Giants for $6 million, matching the salary he will earn in 2011, the final year of a $12 million two-year extension he inked after the 2009 season. According to a report on mlbtraderumors.com, the Giants also offered their starting second baseman an option with a buyout for 2013, which he reportedly declined.
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By Grant Gordon | January 27, 2010
Freddy Sanchez’s injury trials and tribulations continue, so much so that they have sparked debate with the San Francisco Giants as to whether trading and subsequently resigning the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout was the right move to make. Sanchez, the 32-year-old San Francisco Giants starting second baseman, recently underwent left shoulder surgery, his second surgical procedure of the offseason, and is in doubt for the Opening Day lineup. On Thursday, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed to the Associated Press that Sanchez had indeed undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his left shoulder.
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By Gabriel Rizk | August 1, 2009
BURBANK ? Persistent rumors that swirled around baseball since prior to the All-Star break regarding a likely trade of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants were finally validated on Wednesday. The three-time All-Star and former National League batting titlist was swapped for Double-A starting pitcher Tim Alderson in a move announced shortly after Sanchez?s new club completed a three-game sweep of his former one with a 1-0 10-inning victory at AT&T Park.
NEWS
April 24, 2002
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Jeff Cirillo of the Seattle Mariners had a chance to do something no other third baseman in the history of baseball had done. Although Cirillo -- a former Providence High standout baseball player -- didn't break the record for consecutive errorless games at third Saturday, he did tie the mark thenight before. In a game against the Texas Rangers at SAFECO Field, Cirillo tied the record held the past two years by John Wehner, a journeyman infielder.
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By Jeff Tully | April 16, 2008
BURBANK HIGH — Freddy Sanchez is proud of where he came from, and he never wants to forget that. He feels fortunate to have grown up in Burbank and to have graduated from Burbank High. It is because of the positive experiences he enjoyed as a youth that has motivated the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman to give back. “Whatever I can do to help, I want to help,” said Sanchez, 30, a two-time All-Star and the 2006 National League batting champion. “This is where I came from, this is my home, and I’m definitely proud of where I come from I’ll never forget where I came from.
SPORTS
May 28, 2008
Keeping up with local players in the big leagues:   FREDDY SANCHEZ (Pittsburgh Pirates; second baseman ) : After signing a new contract during the offseason, the former Burbank High standout struggled at the beginning of the season. However, although he’s had his problems the last few games, the 30-year-old has been slowly bringing up his batting average. Heading into Tuesday’s game with the Cincinnati Reds, Sanchez was hitting .245 (49 for 200)
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By Jeff Tully | December 9, 2006
BURBANK — Freddy Sanchez never set out to become a role model, but that's exactly what he has become. The former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball standout added another gem to a season of glimmering achievements Wednesday when he received a special honor. Sanchez, an All-Star infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates who overcame physical disabilities as a child, was honored by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America as the 2006 winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award.
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By JEFF TULLY | June 28, 2006
Just a few days before Christmas 1977, Fred and Michelle Sanchez received an early present with the birth of a bouncing baby boy. They named him Frederick Phillip. Shortly after their son came into the world, the joy of the event was shattered for the Sanchez family when it received terrible news. Michelle said she remembers in vivid detail the moment she was informed about a problem with little Freddy. "The doctor came into the room and told me, 'Mrs. Sanchez, I hate to inform you but your son is deformed,' " Michelle said.
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June 14, 2006
Keeping up with locals who are playing professional baseball. FREDDY SANCHEZ (Burbank High, Glendale Community College, second baseman, Pittsburgh Pirates): The former Foothill League Player of the Year continues to have a stellar season for a team that has struggled. Two weeks ago Sanchez, 28, led the National League in batting with a .358 average, and earned an everyday starting spot with the Pirates. In just his second full major-league season ? his fifth in the bigs ?
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