May 21, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez (21) warms up during batting practice before the game against the Oakland Athletics at AT

Giants: Freddy Sanchez Still Wants to Play


Freddy Sanchez, the man who delivered clutch hits down the stretch for the Giants during their 2010 World Series run, is not ready to retire just yet.

Sanchez has not played since dislocating his shoulder while diving for a ground ball on June 10, 2011.

However, his agent remains adamant that Sanchez is still looking to play.

“He’s not looking to hang ‘em up by any means,” Paul Cobbe, his agent, told CSN. “He’s honest and upfront about where he is and that he’d be a utility guy. But he wants to do that.”

Cobbe also said that Sanchez was offered a spot on Team Mexico to play in the World Baseball Classic, but he declined.

Several teams have offered Sanchez a non-guaranteed deal, but his agent claims that they are looking for more than that. Sanchez’s ideal situation would be to remain in San Francisco, but the Giants have no interested in signing him to a guaranteed contract.

The 35 year-old Sanchez has spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, and has a career batting average of .297. He won the batting title with the Pirates in 2006 when he hit .344.

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