MLB Rumors: Top 3 Next Destinations For Gary Sanchez

The Gary Sanchez experiment with the New York Mets lasted all of three games before the team DFA'd him this past week. Assuming he does not accept a minor league assignment (he was set to opt out of his minor league deal if the Mets hadn't called him up last week), we set out to determine where the beleaguered backstop's next destination might be. 

He hasn't hit at an impact level since 2019, but somewhere in there is a two-time All-Star and 30+ HR-hitter. There must be another team willing to give him a shot. Like one of these three:

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels were a team linked to Sanchez back at the beginning of May, after he opted out of his minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. The Angels lost promising rookie Logan O’Hoppe for the season to a torn labrum in his left shoulder. It wouldn't be a surprise to see them revisit the Sanchez thing.

San Diego Padres

Padres catchers are 29th in the majors in slugging, at a meager .256; they're 29th in OPS at .498; and they've gotten a total of just three home runs. Current catching tandem Brett Sullivan (.174, one HR) and Austin Nola (.134, one HR) are simply not getting it done. Sure, Sanchez hasn't exactly been tearing it up in recent years, but it can't be worse than what they've been getting, and somewhere, deep inside, there's a chance it could be much more.

Miami Marlins

Another team with woeful production out of the catching spot this season, through the main tandem of Nick Fortes and Jacob Stallings, Fish backstops have a slugging pct. of .257 (28th in MLB), and an OPS of .506 (28th). The Marlins are always looking to uncover some offense, and perhaps they take a shot on the former two-time All-Star.

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