Sanchez on the Comeback Trail

Duaner Sanchez pitching for the Dominican Republic in March of 2006Since being sidelined from July 2006, Duaner Sanchez is back in action.

The 29-year-old reliever, who was the primary setup man for closer Billy Wagner, agreed Monday to an $850,000, one-year contract with the New York Mets. Not quite a cool mill, but who's counting.

After undergoing surgery to repair a separated shoulder from the July '06 taxi accident, he was disciplined for continuously being late to 2007 Spring Training. Then, during his first bullpen session in eight months, he felt a "pop" after throwing just 11 pitches. He had surgery four days later to repair a broken bone.

Sanchez is a career 13-9 with a 3.81 ERA over three big league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers and Mets.

The Mets also agreed to minor league contracts with righties Juan Padilla, Joselo Diaz and Andy Cavazos, lefty Ryan Cullen, infielders Anderson Machado and Fernando Tatis, and backstops Robinson Cancel and Salomon Manriquez.

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Andrew V. said...

I love me my "Dirty" Sanchez!