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Pirates Call Up Tony Sanchez, Demote Brandon Cumpton

Pirates Call Up Tony Sanchez, Demote Brandon Cumpton

Tony Sanchez would be making his MLB debut if he joins the Pirates.

Catcher Tony Sanchez has been activated by the Pittsburgh Pirates, as first reported by Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan.

Sanchez had previously traveled to New York in May on the Pirates' taxi squad in case Russell Martin needed to go on the disabled list, but he never officially joined the roster.

This season, Sanchez is hitting .306 with a .956 OPS for Triple-A Indianapolis, with Sanchez's OPS good for 5th overall in the International League. Sanchez, 25, was listed as the Pirates' No. 11 prospect on our midseason list, largely due to his strong defense.

[Update: 6:49 pm ET] The Pirates have officially activated Sanchez and optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A. Cumpton made two strong starts in replacement of A...

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