Jonathan Sanchez Moved to the Bullpen; Jeanmar Gomez Will Start Wednesday

Jeanmar Gomez will start on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Hague

Jeanmar Gomez will start on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Hague

According to Michael Sanserino and Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates will move Jonathan Sanchez to the bullpen and have Jeanmar Gomez start on Wednesday.

Biertempfel adds that Sanchez will have an appeal for his suspension on Friday.

Gomez will likely only make one start in the rotation before Francisco Liriano returns from the disabled list. My guess is that Vin Mazzaro will back him up in long relief, since Gomez probably isn’t stretched out to go longer than 4-5 innings.

Author: Tim Williams

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