To ease the impact of fouls to his head, Sanchez, who already uses a hockey goalie-style mask, has considered switching to a hockey-style mask that has increased padding.
"But," Sanchez said Saturday, "I'll be honest. It's not comfortable."
Many catchers favor the hockey-style mask because it protects more of their cheekbone area. But Giants manager Bruce Bochy, a former Major League catcher, believes that the traditional-style mask absorbs more shock.
Regardless, Sanchez has resumed performing all of the tasks he usually handles, such as catching between-starts workouts in the bullpen and taking batting practice. Bochy indicated that the Giants' brain trust soon will select a date when Sanchez will either rejoin the team or begin a brief injury rehabilitation assignment in the Minors.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.