Is Utility Infielder Angel Sanchez Right Call for Chicago White Sox?

By Michael Terrill
Is Utility Infielder Angel Sanchez Right Call for Chicago White Sox
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The Chicago White Sox have announced Angel Sanchez will be the team’s utility infielder on the bench for the 2013 Major League Baseball season. Is there any doubt that he is the right man for the job?

Sanchez is batting .273 with two RBI and one triple in 33 at-bats this spring. Chicago is most certainly not adding him to the Opening Day roster for his bat, but rather his glove.

The 29-year-old is capable of playing second base, third base and shortstop. He has a perfect fielding percentage in 41 career games at second and third. However, shortstop has given him more trouble over the years, but that is also because he has spent more time at the position.

“I’m comfortable at every position, second, short and third base,” Sanchez said, according to “That’s why you get your work in during Spring Training. You do all the stuff to get better during practice.”

Sanchez is very excited to be a part of the White Sox and simply cannot wait until he gets the opportunity to prove himself on the field during the regular season.

“I like the chemistry, how everybody treats everybody,” Sanchez told “I’m really excited to be here. Everybody treats me good.

“It’s been a challenge for me to prove to them what I really can do. It’s been fun to be here and I’m doing my very best.”

Sanchez has spent three years in the majors with the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. He has posted a .255 batting average with one home run and 54 RBI in 184 career games.

There is no question he has pushed himself to the limit to prove to Chicago’s coaching staff that he deserves the reserve role. The White Sox made the right decision to go with him over anyone else because he is dedicated to his job and will do whatever it takes to help the team win.

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