September 18, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (29) waits for the call against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning at AT

San Francisco Giants Option Hector Sanchez to Minors, Call Up Peguero

The San Francisco Giants made a flurry of moves today, sending players up and down between Triple-A and the big leagues.

The Giants sent down struggling catcher Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno today, and called up outfielder Francisco Peguero.

Sanchez has just three hits in 20 plate appearances this season, for an average of .150. The backup catcher has played in 11 games and has an on-base percentage of a meager .261.

His demotion means that Guillermo Quiroz will become Buster Posey’s backup. Quiroz has three hits in eight at-bats this season.

Peguero was called up late last season, and hit .188 in 17 games. Speculation is that he could be used as a late-game defensive replacement in the outfield.

The Giants also sent down Sandy Rosario to make room for the activation of Jeremy Affeldt, who is coming off the 15-day disabled list.

Rosario has pitched in 10 games over three seasons with the Florida/Miami Marlins, and has allowed 13 runs in 7.2 innings. He was claimed off waivers by the Giants this offseason, and recorded his first career win in his only appearance.

Affeldt, who has been out with a strained right oblique, has allowed three runs in 4.2 innings pitched this season for a 5.79 ERA. The veteran is in his fifth season with the Giants.


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