Former White Sox IF Yolmer Sanchez has a new MLB organization

Vincent Parise
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 16: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox takes an at bat against the Minnesota Twins during the game at Target Field on September 16, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 16: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox takes an at bat against the Minnesota Twins during the game at Target Field on September 16, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Seeing former Chicago White Sox players land jobs with new teams playing baseball is always nice. That is even the case for players who aren’t good enough to play with the White Sox anymore, especially those that were a joy to watch for other reasons.

Yolmer Sanchez was one of those players for a few years. He was a pleasure to watch at times because he clearly had so much fun while on the field. He had some good moments as well which made it even more fun during an otherwise bad time to be a White Sox fan.

Sanchez is one of those guys that you remember fondly for playing on the big club while the younger players develop in the system. He did it with a smile on his face no matter what his status with the team was.

He was certainly not a bad player for the White Sox but he wasn’t a great one either. He was on the team from 2014 through 2020. Sanchez only appeared in 11 games during the 2020 season that saw the White Sox go to the playoffs.

He was a Gold Glove recipient for his efforts in 2019 thanks to his outstanding defensive play at second base. He was the first White Sox infielder to win the award since Robin Ventura. He didn’t hit as well as he played defense but he provided a decent glove on a bad team during the rebuilding phase.

Former Chicago White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez has a new MLB organization.

Following all of this he spent 2021 away from Major League Baseball. Now, he is back with an MLB organization as the Boston Red Sox added him as a non-roster invitee to spring training. It is a great story for him to have earned this opportunity as he worked his way back into an MLB organization.

The Red Sox are loaded with talent on offense and defense so cracking the lineup is going to be hard. He might not do it but he could play in the Minors which should at least have his name in the hat if there is an injury or something.

Red Sox fans would certainly love him for his attitude. He is fun to cheer on because of his previously mentioned love for the game. When something big happens, he likes to pour Gatorade on himself or others which made him a fan favorite in Chicago.

It is a good thing that the White Sox are good enough to not need him anymore but it is good to see him back with another MLB opportunity. He deserves it for being such a good sport on such a bad team.

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