Sanchez optioned to Trenton, Thunder notebook
I assume the Yankees will continue to use Sanchez as a reliever, as he seems to have proven himself not durable enough to continue as a starter.
Funny story about Sanchez from last season: During the postseason, myself, a couple of colleagues and Sanchez and few other Thunder pitchers were hanging out in the tunnel outside the clubhouse.
The guys in the media all knew Sanchez would be getting a shot with the Yankees in short order. Sanchez, however, didn't believe it.
One of us piped up and asked, "Hey, Humberto, ready for the bigs in a few weeks?"
Sanchez, who has a young daughter, smiled and replied, "Nah. In a few weeks all I'll be doing is changing diapers."
Lo and behold, September 18 came around and Sanchez was at Yankee Stadium pitching a scoreless inning in relief of Mike Mussina. Once October came around, though, I assume he was indeed changing many a diaper.
There's another Thunder notebook on The Trentonian Web site, this one detailing Ramiro Pena's success in Tampa, a sweet home run for Austin Jackson and an update on the rest of the gang's ups and downs in spring training.