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Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/298568579455004672

Sanchez missed time last year with a biceps injury. He only made 15 starts, putting up a pretty alarming 8.07 ERA in 64.2 innings. His xFIP was better at 6.46, but not good.

The lefty looked better in previous years, and always reminded me of Oliver Perez. His biggest issue has been a total lack of control, with a career 5.0 BB/9 ratio. However, he's got dominant stuff, with a career 9.1 K/9 ratio. Last year was clearly a horrible season, but the 2009-2011 numbers were much better. Sanchez had a 3.07 ERA in 193.1 innings in 2010, and an ERA around 4.25 in 2009 and 2011. His xFIP in those years was in the range of 3.94-4.3...

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