Friday, January 11, 2008

Sanchez Could Be Ready By May

According to the AP, Humberto Sanchez, the main piece of the Gary Sheffield trade, could return to game-action by May.
From the report:

"It's going well," Sanchez said. "So far, so good. We're on the right track. Hopefully there are no setbacks."

Sanchez, who had surgery April 18, could be ready for minor league games in May.

This is great news. Before his surgery, Sanchez was a top prospect. He was originally projected to be a starter, but he could be a big help in the bullpen. Him and Mark Melancon could be called up by mid-season, and should provide a big boost.