Sanchez brought a .306 average from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, and Hurdle didn't want him to spend a third straight day on the bench.
"I'm a big advocate of getting someone in there quick when they come up hot," Hurdle said. "Keep him fresh. That's as long as I wanted to wait with Tony."
• Hurdle was happy to be able to give McCutchen (and Martin) the first of two consecutive days off, but the Angels were probably even happier about it: McCutchen is 34-for-76 (.447) with five homers and 17 RBIs in his last 19 Interleague games.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.