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Sanchez thanks Giants after release, posts photo with Mays

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Yolmer Sanchez is going back to the Chicago White Sox organization after being released by the Giants on Friday.

His release was granted after Sanchez requested to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

The infielder signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported Tuesday citing a source, and Sanchez took to social media to thank the Giants. Despite signing with the team only in January, he cherished the short time with them:

“I met amazing people who made me better in every aspect of my life ... amazing teammates and staffs... thank you very much @sfgiants,” Sanchez wrote, posting a photo of him and Giants legend Willie Mays.

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The Giants didn’t have room for Sanchez on the big league roster as they have had Donovan Solano, who turned into an everyday player, Wilmer Flores has been on a tear lately and Mauricio Dubon has been seeing some decent time playing at second base. 

Sanchez is back with the team where his major league career begin in 2014 when he made his major league debut and where he won a Gold Glove last season.