Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:32:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates C Tony Sanchez is expected to start the year at Triple-A Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle said the team won't carry three catchers on the major league roster. Sanchez could be up in the bigs as early as late April, though, for an interleague series in an American League park.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:07:58 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates C Tony Sanchez did not do enough to convince management he is ready to be the primary backup to C Russell Martin, so the club added C Chris Stewart this offseason. That likely signals that Sanchez will begin with Triple-A Indianapolis for the third consecutive year with a potential September call-up.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:51:37 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated C Mike McKenry for assignment Monday, Dec. 2, to make room for C Chris Stewart on the roster. Stewart will compete with C Tony Sanchez as the primary backup to C Russell Martin next season.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:20:15 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled P Jared Hughes, OF Andrew Lambo, SP Jeff Locke and C Tony Sanchez from Double-A Altoona Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:05:36 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Travis Snider (toe) on the 15-day disabled list because of discomfort in his left big toe. In a corresponding move, C Tony Sanchez has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:37:03 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 28.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:03:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to call up C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 21. SP Brandon Cumpton will be sent back to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez already had a career-high nine homers at Indy this year, although he'll probably provide moderate power in the majors due to lackluster contact skills. His defense may be the best part of his game at this point. Russell Martin is still in the picture, too, so Sanchez is nothing more than a backup.
Mon, 13 May 2013 11:46:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Monday, May 13, but the team is hoping he can return Tuesday, May 14.
Fantasy Tip: Mike McKenry is getting all the playing time with Martin hurting. Tony Sanchez, the team's former first-round pick, was on call last weekend in case Martin needed to be placed on the disabled list. It looks like Martin will avoid a trip to the DL, so sit tight for now.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:17:22 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, March 15.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:29:39 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates added Ps Victor Black, Hunter Strickland and Phillip Irwin and Cs Ramon Cabrera and Tony Sanchez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.