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TONY SANCHEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pittsburgh Pirates option Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis

Tony Sanchez bats during a spring training game The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis. This has some Pirates fans debating the move. Pittsburgh’s offensive woes continue 18 games into the season. One night they put up 11 runs and the next they leave bases loaded twice in...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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 is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For May

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’...
Via Pirates Prospects
June 02, 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

Tony Sanchez Has the Defense, But Can He Hit in the Majors?

Tony Sanchez hit eight homers in 206 at-bats in Triple-A last year. One thing that will probably always surround Tony Sanchez is the controversy of his selection in the 2009 draft. The Pirates passed on a group of highly rated prep pitchers to take Sanchez fourth overall. The selection was made for two reasons. The main reason was that the Pirates could sign Sanchez for around slot...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #13 – Tony Sanchez

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

Tony Sanchez was added to the 40-man roster today. Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man roster today. The new additions were Vic Black, Tony Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Ramon Cabrera, and Hunter Strickland. Sanchez and Black were the two obvious names from the list. Sanchez was the first...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Sanchez promoted to AAA

2009 1st round pick (4th overall) Tony Sanchez has been promoted to AAA-Indianapolis from AA-Altoona. Sanchez, who was repeating AA after struggling last season, was hitting .277/.370/.390 over 40 games for the Curve. He’s really been swinging a hot bat lately and his defense has reportedly been very good. Last season, Sanchez hit just .241/.340/.318 for Altoona as his top prospect...
Via North Side Notch
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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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