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Chris Stewart Activated From the Disabled List, Tony Sanchez Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list, and have optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A. The move was expected, once Stewart returned from his knee injury, which he suffered during Spring Training. I broke down the reasons for sending down Sanchez for Stewart about two weeks ago.

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  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    Another dumb move……what more does Sanchez need to prove at Indy? He at least was a threat off the bench with the bat, while Stewart is pretty much a non factor as a hitter. Whatever we are paying Stewart is too much. Martin could be given days off behind the plate, allowing him to play third base occasionally, spelling Alvarez against some left handers – allowing Sanchez more opportunities to catch. This system just does not seem to trust its own prospects – until they are almost forced to play them.

    • meatygettingsaucy

      There is no point in having Sanchez up to serve as a back up once to twice a week. Backup catchers are rarely used as PH’s in regular games because they are then either coming into the game to replace the catcher or being used as PH then done resulting in no backup catcher if the starter was to be hurt. This also allows Sanchez to get regular at bats and be ready to jump into a full time role if (God forbid) Martin gets hurt. In addition, the forward thinking of this move allows for next year, after Martin has departed, the Pirates to have both Sanchez as the starter and Stewart as the backup. That is why this move was made and that is why it is not “another dumb move”

    • S Brooks

      He needs to prove he’s not a liability defensively. 2 throwing errors that allowed 3 runs to score, and he’s only caught 1 of the 9 runners attempting to steal. There’s no question the bat plays, but he isn’t over the yips, and runs are too scarce for this team to be giving them away on defense.

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