The Boston Red Sox signed Yolmer Sanchez to a minor league deal Wednesday, the team announced. The deal includes an invite to major-league spring training.
Sanchez, 29, appeared in 658 games with the White Sox from 2014-2020, winning a Gold Glove in 2019 at second base. His bat has never been his strong suit, posting a career average of .245 with just 32 homers and a .666 OPS, amounting to a 79 wRC+. His last big-league experience was 12 games in 2020 with Chicago.
The infielder spent the 2021 season with the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate, hitting just .216 with nine homers, 35 RBI, and an 80 wRC+ through 102 games.
Sanchez could provide some versatility to the Sox. He does have some experience at third base while playing a handful of games at shortstop. He joins hurlers Zack Kelly and Taylor Cole, first baseman Roberto Ramos, catcher Ronaldi Baldwin, as well as outfielders Rob Refsnyder and Christin Stewart as non-roster invites to big-league spring training.