2014 was an up and down campaign for the catcher. He followed the year by signing a contract to play with the Toros del Este in the Dominican League, but struggled in his time there. He was sent home due to his poor play, which was a concerning development at the time.
The Dominican League is a very competitive, high-pressure and high stress environment with fans that are extremely passionate about their teams, and the clubs expect production from their players. Sanchez knew going in that the lack of reps he had prior to heading south would not to be an easy thing to overcome.
“When you take a month and a half off and you start swinging a week before you leave, you know that you aren’t going to have success,” Sanchez explained.
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