Russell Martin has missed the last few games with a sore neck, and could be a candidate to go on the disabled list. If that happens, the Pirates will need a catcher to replace Martin. Tony Sanchez could be that catcher, and according to Kristy Robinson he is already on his way to New York.
Source: #Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez is heading to New York to join the team. (Possible Russell Martin could land on DL).
— Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) May 11, 2013
That doesn’t necessarily mean that Martin will go on the disabled list, but it seems like it’s a strong possibility if Sanchez is going to New York. Sanchez is hitting for a .269/.380/.449 line in 78 at-bats in Indianapolis this year.