Sanchez was hit by a boat off of a beach in Carupano, Venezuela in February and was placed in intensive care due to a fractured skull and a hematoma, which caused a stroke. Sanchez then went into a coma.
Sanchez had spent three years in the Mariners’ minor league system, reaching Double-A for the first time at 19 years old last year. He compiled a 4.19 ERA with 97 strikeouts and 34 walks in 124 2/3 innings with the Jackson Generals.
We at HardballTalk send our condolences to Sanchez’s family and friends, as well as the Mariners organization.