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Pirates Won’t Trade For a Catcher Following Chris Stewart’s Surgery

Pirates Won’t Trade For a Catcher Following Chris Stewart’s Surgery

When asked whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would consider adding a backup catcher in light of Chris Stewart's recent surgery, Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington responded with a quick "no".

"Never really was a choice, unless Chris was going to be out for the majority of the season," Huntington said. "If it was a short-term loss, then Tony was going to be the guy. Absolutely have complete confidence that he's ready to go. If it had been a longer-term, three to six months, then we would have re-addressed it. We're completely comfortable with our depth right now, and looking forward to getting Chris back through the rehab process, get him some Spring Training type at-bats, and getting him back to Pittsburgh."

That means that Tony Sanchez will be the backup to Russell Martin when th...

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