By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
Freddy Sanchez has not had a major league at bat in nearly 19 months, but a report released Monday indicates the former batting champ is drawing interest from more than a dozen clubs.
A source close to Sanchez told the Review late Monday night the Phillies are "one of several clubs" to request medical records.
Sanchez, 35, underwent surgery last July to remove a portion of a disk in his back. A few months earlier he underwent surgery on his left shoulder.
The three-time All-Star is a career .297 hitter. He won the National League batting title in 2006 while with the Pirates, hitting .344.
Sanchez is a second baseman, but he also has experience at shortstop and third base. He would serve simply as depth if he were to sign with the Phillies.