The Pirates will announce they have optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. The catcher tweeted that he is returning to the minor leagues.
From one 1st place team to another, back to work in Indy with even more motivation. #FirstPlaceEverything #BUCN
— Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) June 28, 2013
Tony Sanchez returns to the minors after two Major League games. (Image Credit: David Hague)
Sanchez, 25, was called up one week ago to start as designated hitter for two games the Pirates were scheduled to play against left-handed pitchers, but Angels lefty Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list with an injury. Sanchez started one game in Anaheim against right-hander Joe Blanton and one game against Seattle left-hander Joe Saunders, going 2-for-8 with a single and a double.
The catcher returns to his productive Triple-A season, where his .951 OPS is 3rd among all International League players. Sanchez has earned praise for his offensive surge from the Pirates’ gener...