Sanchez is one of the recent non-roster invitees for Spring Training.
According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have invited five more players to Spring Training. The new non-roster invitees are catchers Tony Sanchez and Eric Fryer, infielders Chase D'Arnaud and Brian Friday, and outfielder Andrew Lambo. Friday is the only one of the group that I think has any shot of making the team, although I don't think he has a good shot, as he's behind Pedro Ciriaco and Josh Rodriguez for the backup middle infield role.
The assignment will be good experience for Sanchez, Lambo, and D'Arnaud, although there's no way Sanchez makes the jump to the majors, and Lambo and D'Arnaud could start the 2011 season back in Altoona. Fryer adds more catching depth, which is always important duri...
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