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Winter Leagues: Two Pirates Players Make Their Winter Debut

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Tony Sanchez caught his second game. He went 0-for-3 at the plate. In his debut on Tuesday, he drew two walks and threw out a runner attempting to steal. Gustavo Nunez played his first game since signing with the Pirates. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, though he drove in his 14th run. He is hitting .267 through 23 games, with nine doubles...
Via Pirates Prospects
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Makes Debut, News on Melancon, Polanco and Harold Ramirez

Gregory Polanco is playing in the Dominican, but has not been given permission by the Pirates to play in the Dominican Winter League yet. He is playing in the Parallel League, which is basically the minor league version of the Dominican League. Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double the other day against players from the Dominican academy of the Orioles. Mark Melancon threw a scoreless...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Catcher Tony Sanchez Really, Really Likes Competition For His Job

On Thursday, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the New York Yankees traded pitch-framer extraordinaire Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Suffice to...
Via Busted Coverage
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Headed to the Dominican

Catcher Tony Sanchez is leaving for the Dominican on Wednesday, going there to play for Toros del Este. He played some first base late in the season this year, but he will go to the Dominican strictly to play catcher. He should probably see action in about 5-7 days. Last year when Andrew Lambo joined his Venezuelan team a few weeks after the season started, he took five days before...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Benefits of Tony Sanchez Playing Winter Ball

Tony Sanchez will play in the Dominicans this upcoming winter, as Pete Ellis reported. Sanchez played 81 games in Triple-A this year, hitting .235 with a .758 OPS. He’s also played 25 games for the Pirates, amounting a .275 average and .669 OPS. In all, it was an inconsistent year for Sanchez at the plate, and the Pirates would like to see him make improvements in his approach...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the majors

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the MLB and not relegate him back to Indianapolis. It has been rumored that the Pirates have plans to send Sanchez back to AAA once off-season acquisition Chris Stewart is healthy. Stewart is on the mend from a knee injury that he suffered in spring training and he has finally made his way to AAA Indianapolis. However Sanchez has looked solid...
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez’s first career hit gets stuck in scoreboard on a fly

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Tony Sanchez got his first career hit on Sunday, and his hit produced another “first.” Sanchez, who was selected fourth overall by the Pirates in 2009, lined a Joe Blanton fastball to right field in the top of the second inning of his team’s game against the LA Angels, and the ball [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez called up to the “taxi squad”

Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez is in New York to potentially join the team if Russell Martin has to hit the DL with neck soreness. The Pirates will need to decide by 10 AM tomorrow if he will be joining the roster or not. Martin was emphatic in saying he would not be going on the DL this morning, so we’ll see. Sanchez, of course, was the Bucs’ first-round pick in the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect's jaw broken in bar fight

According to reports, Tony Sanchez, a 23-year-old Pirates prospect at catcher, was involved in a bar fight about three months ago which resulted in him getting his jaw broken.

Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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