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New York Mets claim infielder Yolmer Sanchez off waivers from Red Sox

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Jun 29, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third baseman Yolmer Sanchez (47) looks on against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets claimed infielder Yolmer Sanchez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

The Mets designated catcher Patrick Mazeika for assignment in a corresponding transaction.

Sanchez, 30, was designated for assignment by Boston on Tuesday after batting .108 with two RBIs in 14 games.

He is a career .243 hitter with 32 homers and 217 RBIs in 671 games with the Chicago White Sox (2014-20) and Red Sox.

Sanchez won a Gold Glove at second base in 2019 and can also play third base. The Mets placed infielders Eduardo Escobar (left oblique strain) and Luis Guillorme (groin strain) on the 10-day injured list this week.

Mazeika, 28, batted .191 with one homer and six RBIs in 24 games with the Mets this season.

–Field Level Media