Injury Updates

Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez

Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez

Travis Snider has been placed on the DL. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list due to discomfort in his left big toe. Tony Sanchez has been recalled to take Snider's spot.

The expectation was that Sanchez could have replaced McKenry or Martin, who both experienced left knee injuries this weekend. The announcement of Snider is a surprise. It gives the Pirates an extra catcher for the next few games with Martin and McKenry banged up. If either of those guys are healthy enough to play (and Martin is playing today), then it allows the Pirates to use Sanchez as a bat off the bench.

Snider was seen walking around in the clubhouse prior to the game, so I'm assuming he's cleared to resume big toe activities. We don't know ...

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