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Pirates Cut Four Players, Including Tony Sanchez

Pirates Cut Four Players, Including Tony Sanchez

Sanchez will go to Altoona to start the 2011 season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training this morning, cutting four players, including top catching prospect Tony Sanchez.  Sanchez joins catcher Eric Fryer, and pitchers Donald Veal and Cesar Valdez in the first cuts.  The 2011 Spring Training Tracker has been updated with the moves.

Sanchez will start out in Altoona this year, after missing half of the 2010 season due to a broken jaw suffered from a fastball to the face.  Fryer is also a candidate to start off in Altoona, although nothing has been mentioned about his placement.

Valdez and Veal should both go to Indianapolis, although Veal is recovering from Tommy John surgery, so he won't make his debut until mid-season.

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