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Tony Sanchez Joins the Pirates — Are His Throwing Issues Behind Him?

Tony Sanchez Joins the Pirates — Are His Throwing Issues Behind Him?

 

Tony Sanchez is on the taxi squad. Is he over his throwing problems and ready for the majors? (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Michael McKenry hurt his left knee last night sliding into second base. McKenry got a late slide and hit his knee on the bag during the slide, leading to his knee getting "stuck" as he described it. There was no update on his status this morning, although Tony Sanchez did arrive in Miami on the taxi squad. The Pirates have until three hours before Monday's game to make a decision on Sanchez.

Russell Martin is currently penciled in as the starting catcher, but also had his own knee injury from Friday's game. The combination of injuries led to a late night for Sanchez. He got the call close to midnight that he would be coming down to join the Pirates. He had family visiting, and previous plans meant he didn't get to bed until 2:30. He woke up at 4:30, ready to catch his 6:30 AM flight. Thus, at this point he's running on coffee, which is the side effec...

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