The Pirates announced they have optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday and recalled infielder Josh Harrison.
Tony Sanchez returns to the minors after two Major League games. (Image Credit: David Hague)
Sanchez, 25, was called up one week ago to start as designated hitter for two games the Pirates were scheduled to play against left-handed pitchers, but Angels lefty Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list with an injury. Sanchez started one game in Anaheim against right-hander Joe Blanton and one game against Seattle left-hander Joe Saunders, going 2-for-8 with a single and a double. The Pirates don't need a DH until September.
Josh Harrison has been on fire in the month of June, with a .356/.385/.654 line in 104 at-bats. On the season with Indianapolis he has a .316/.371/.504 line in 250 at-bats. The problem is that Harrison has never carried his offense over to the majors, with a .248/.278/.354 line in 455 at-bats. Of course that triple sla...
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