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Does Tony Sanchez Have a Throwing Problem?

Does Tony Sanchez Have a Throwing Problem?

Last night there were a lot of people on Twitter calling for the Pirates to replace Michael McKenry with Tony Sanchez. On one side you've got McKenry, who is pretty established to be a liability with the running game. On the other side you've got Tony Sanchez, who has strong defense that could allow him to play in the majors today. I'm not going to talk about how well he's hitting, because I don't think that's relevant to the backup catcher conversation.

In response to the calls for Sanchez, Dejan Kovacevic had this in his article last night.
Michael McKenry can’t throw out a runner to save his life, but don’t look for Tony Sanchez to come up soon. Baseball people who have seen Sanchez in the past week say he’s had a lapse — one would hope it’s temporary — into a case of throwing yips,...

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