Top catching prospect Tony Sanchez was struck in the left cheek by a pitch today and was taken to a local hospital . An original CT scan showed no damage, but a second scan revealed what appears to be two small fractures in his cheek. The Pirates have not made any official announcement at this point.
UPDATE (6/23/2010, 6:50 PM): Sanchez will have surgery to repair two fractures in his jaw. He will be out indefinitely, and is expected to miss much of the season.
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.