Sanchez, who was hitting.259 with four homers and a.694 OPS in 72 games with the Chiefs, had his contract purchased, a transaction that required a corresponding move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for him.
He will likely serve as infield depth following the departure of Trea Turner to the DL with a broken wrist. Even if he isn't the first choice, the 26-year-old should be owned in all formats, and he is currently 45-percent owned in Yahoo! "It is what it is, you have to roll with it".
Turner, 23, was immediately taken to have X-rays where the fracture was revealed. He allowed a RBI single and a two-run double that resulted in the Nationals losing the lead and the game.
Unfortunately, the surge in speed still wouldn't have been enough to bring a proper return value for his draft position.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has a broken wrist and is out indefinitely, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Just stay the course, hope you have enough depth and find players on the waiver wire who can at least fill some of the void.
The relief pitchers for the Nationals took it on the chin again. It's not yet known how much time the shortstop will miss. However the long-term impact could be far bigger. Losing him is a big blow for the Nats as they already lost their primary leadoff option Adam Eaton for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL and now they've lost Turner, their second-best leadoff hitter. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 21st homer for the Marlins.
With Turner atop of the lineup, Washington entered Thursday leading the NL in batting (.279) and runs (442). Cubs manager Joe Maddon has used Anthony Rizzo as Chicago's leadoff hitter this season and the Houston Astros uses George Springer in the same role as well.