Tony Sanchez has been optioned to Altoona. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Altoona to make room for Marlon Byrd and John Buck on the 25-man roster, per Michael Sanserino. They still need to option one more player. Normally the Pirates would need to wait ten days until they could recall Sanchez from optional assignment. However, by optioning him to Altoona, they can recall him on Tuesday when the Double-A season is over.
There is still one more move that needs to be made. I’ll update this when that is announced.