Originally written on North Side Notch  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The @pirates acquire Gaby Sanchez & Kyle Kaminska from the @marlins for Gorkys Hernandez & 2013 Competitive Balance Lottery pick. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 31, 2012   News of this deal came out about an hour prior to the trade deadline as the Pirates acquired 28-year old first baseman Gaby Sanchez and 23-year old righty reliever Kyle Kaminska from the Marlins in exchange for Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive balance pick (Tentatively, 33rd overall pick next year). Sanchez is obviously the headliner of the deal as he entered 2012 with decent numbers hitting 19 homers in each of his past two seasons, sporting a career line of .269/.346/.440. But this season, he got off to a very rocky start and was optioned to Triple-A after starting the year hitting .202/.250/.306 over 196 plate appearances. It seems like Sanchez is going to take over the right-handed first base role in a Jones/Sanchez platoon against tough lefties. If he gets back to his career norm, this is a pr...

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