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Pirates | Tony Sanchez struggling

Several scouts reported that Pittsburgh Pirates C Tony Sanchez struggled with breaking balls and had many defensive flaws while playing in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, according to's Jenifer Langosch. However, the team thinks it was a product of a lengthy summer layoff. Sanchez hit .206 with one double and four home runs while striking out 21 times in 68 at-bats in 18 games in the AFL. Sanchez needs to work on his catch-and-throw abilities and his receiving skills. He is likely to begin the 2011 season with Double-A Altoona.

2010-12-21 13:30:22 | Source: - Jenifer Langosch

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