New York Mets DFA Former All-Star After Just 3 Games

The Gary Sanchez era in Queens is over. After less than a week. Following three fairly uninspiring games and just six at-bats, the New York Mets have designated Sanchez for assignment, ending his second stint in the Big Apple. 

 Sanchez went 1-for-6 in his plate appearances for the Mets. He had put up some impressive numbers at Triple-A Syracuse on his minor league deal, hitting .308 with a 1.014 OPS in eight games, but his quick trial with the Blue & Orange simply didn't convince manager Buck Showalter that he should stick around.

The return of catcher Tomas Nido from the injured list spelled the end of Sanchez's brief run.

"Gary tried to do some things while Tomas was out. Now Tomas is back... and we're going in a different direction," said Showalter. 

Sanchez burst onto the scene with the Yankees in 2016 and bashed 30+ longball twice in three seasons before going into a tailspin at the plate that continues to this day. He played with the Minnesota Twins last season, but was released, and then opted out of his minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants this year when they failed to call him up in April. 

The former two-time All-Star with the New York Yankees (2017, 2019), Sanchez will likely head back out onto the free agent market and try to hook up with another team. 

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