GABY SANCHEZ NEWS

Gaby Sanchez Off to Play in Japan

Once heralded prospect Gaby Sanchez has agreed with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League on a one-year contract, an Associated Press news release announced Thursday. The 31-year-old former Pirates and Marlins infielder was once part of a very promising young core for Miami, finishing fourth in NL Rookie Of The Year voting in 2010 and making the All Star Game in 2011, but...
Via Baseball Essential
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Japan's Eagles

TOKYO (AP) Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The deal is for an estimated $2.5 million with additional performance-based incentives. The 31-year...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates non-tender Gaby Sanchez, Chaz Roe (plus: other interesting non-tenders)

The Pirates weren’t expected to do much at the just-now-passed deadline to agree to tender their arbitration-eligible players with contract offers, and even though they waited until the last minute to make the announcement, the news is that there isn’t much news. The Pirates non-tendered Gaby Sanchez and Chaz Roe, every other arbitration eligible player was tendered. It seems...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired utility man Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays for a Player to Be Named Later and cash, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pirates also designated Gaby Sanchez for assignment in order to make room for the newly acquired Rodriguez. #Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez from #Rays for PTBNL and cash. Designate Gaby Sanchez...
Via Baseball Essential
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez from Rays, DFA Gaby Sanchez

As I was getting ready for bed last night, it occurred to me that I hadn’t written about the Pirates in over a week and that I needed to put something together since we’re headed into the heart of Hot Stove season now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is still more than three weeks away. This morning the Pirates have provided me with a topic: Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Offseason Notes and Potential Non-Tender Candidates

The first natural reaction to the end of every Pittsburgh Pirates season always seems to be, “Ahh these guys are going to suck next year.” Yeah, it’s true the Pirates don’t have a ton of flashy players outside of Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen but they are still a very good team. I remind you that they’ve gotten tons of production and value out of guys like Harrison...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next?

There’s a much different feel surrounding the Pirates going in to this offseason, as opposed to last year. It was almost impossible to be disappointed with the season as a whole last year, even after missing a golden opportunity to move past the Cardinals in the NLDS. The team won 94 games and showed up pretty well in the playoffs, and more importantly heading into the winter...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Orioles are making the AL East weak

You might be hearing a common theme when talking about the AL East, one that completely sells the Baltimore Orioles short. The narrative surrounding the division is that “it’s just not that good”, which seems to infer that Baltimore is just lucky, or whatever. Quite frankly, that’s a load of crap – the AL East “stinks” because the Orioles are kicking the tar out of...
Via Bloguin Best
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Orioles are making the AL East weak

You might be hearing a common theme when talking about the AL East, one that completely sells the Baltimore Orioles short. The narrative surrounding the division is that “it’s just not that good”, which seems to infer that Baltimore is just lucky, or whatever. Quite frankly, that’s a load of crap – the AL East “stinks” because the Orioles are kicking the tar out of...
Via The Outside Corner
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 3, Braves 2

As Greg Brown said… “How good does that feel?” Pretty good, Greg. The Pirates won for the first time in a week and did so in comeback, walkoff fashion. It certainly wasn’t the prettiest win, as the Braves helped quite a bit with a crucial error to set up the winning run and a wild pitch to score the tying run, but I don’t think the Bucs really care about style points right...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates rally to beat Braves 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night. David Carpenter (4-4) took the loss after allowing an unearned run to cross. Jordy Mercer led off with a single...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats 4, Pirates 3

This was definitely one of the more brutal Pirate losses of the season. They looked to be on track to end a three game skid with a really nice road performance against what might be the best team in the NL. Instead, it all came crashing down late and now they’re stuck on a four game losing streak, out of a wild card spot for now, 4.5 back in the division, and still staring at...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 119: Pirates 4 Tigers 2

The Pirates’ box score is fun tonight. Starting at the top of the lineup, Josh Harrison had one hit, Gregory Polanco had one hit, Jordy Mercer had one hit, Russell Martin had one hit, Starling Marte had one hit, Gaby Sanchez had one hit, Ike Davis relieved Gaby Sanchez part way through the game and had one hit of his own, and then way down in the seven spot, Travis Snider had two...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres 2, Pirates 1

This was an annoying loss. Wasting a strong pitching effort, struggling to hit against a bad starting pitcher, failing to cash in a golden opportunity down one in the eighth, and not having a sufficient bench available in key spots…it all added up to a home loss against a lowly Padres team. For the second night in a row, all the scoring took place in the first inning and the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-28-14 thru 8-3-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/28/14 thru 8/3/14, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 3 Losses, 36 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison. JHay was on fire this week. He smashed 4 homers and sparked late inning come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday night against the...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Somehow Run Into Inning-Ending Double Play After Drawing Walk (Video)

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a great opportunity into an absolute nightmare Wednesday evening. The Pirates were the victims of the ol’ inning-ending double play on a walk, and if you haven’t heard of that one before, it’s because it might be the first time it’s happened in baseball history. We’ll break the shenanigans down for you. With Travis Snider on second base and...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates ran themselves into an embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
Via Bloguin Best
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates ran themselves into embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
Via The Outside Corner
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds 6, Pirates 5

Just another horrible, gut-wrenching, maddening NLC loss that should have been a win. Add it to the list. — Brian McElhinny (@rtjr) July 12, 2014 Last year, there were a couple of painful losses like this one. They’ll happen to every team – no matter how good – a couple times every year. And they suck, but you accept that they’re rare and you get over it. But for the Pirates...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 50: Pirates 5 Mets 3

Within the last week or so, I came across an article here or there about Jose Abreu. Seeing his name, I briefly thought about how I had wanted to see the Pirates more involved in the bidding for the Cuban star over the winter. Almost immediately, I realized that Gaby Sanchez and Ike Davis have more or less been good enough this year to render that desire moot. I’m not sure that...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Games 42 and 43: Yankees 4 Pirates 3 // Pirates 5 Yankees 3

(Sorry this is so late; read through the stuff about yesterday and stay for a “state of the team” ramble down at the bottom of the post.) Yesterday was a weird day of baseball at Yankee Stadium. The Pirates spent most of both games looking like they’d never played the sport of baseball before, but still came awfully close to pulling out a double-header sweep of the Yankees...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Wrap-Up: Elation to devastation

- UGH! The Pirates were so close to what would have been a really big, meaningful series win at “The House of Horrors” in Milwaukee. Three outs away. If the ninth inning goes as planned on Thursday, the Bucs head to New York with four consecutive series wins, the Brewers monkey off their backs, and a much smaller hole to climb out of with a slightly easier schedule coming up...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 40: Brewers 4 Pirates 3

After six solid innings from Wandy Rodriguez, after a Tony Sanchez two-run home run and a Gaby Sanchez solo homer off of a righty, after all of those improbable things came together to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead headed into the bottom of the ninth, Mark Melancon went out and gave up a single to Ryan Braun, then walked back to back hitters before giving up a game-ending two-run...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

Four in a row! The Pirates were able to put together one sustained rally and a terrific bullpen performance, and that was enough to defeat the Cards for the second straight night. They did it with a very bizarre outfield alignment. Andrew McCutchen sat out the game with a “gimpy ankle” (he was banged up a bit on Friday), and Starling Marte left mid-game with tightness in his...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker