Angel Sanchez Feels Stronger Coming Back From Tommy John Surgery

Angel Sanchez made his return to a game on Wednesday for the Pirates. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Angel Sanchez Feels Stronger Coming Back From Tommy John Surgery
Sean McCool

BRADENTON, Fla. - It was August 7, 2015 in Norfolk when Angel Sanchez threw a pitch that was followed by his fingers becoming stiff and a warm sensation overtaking his arm. That fourth inning pitch to Elias Diaz would be the last in a game for Sanchez until Wednesday afternoon, when he threw in a competitive game for the first time since having Tommy John surgery in the fall of 2015.

I was able to talk with Sanchez before his outing, and he was ecstatic to be able to get back on the mound.

"I am super excited to get back on the mound," Sanchez said on Tuesday morning at LECOM Park. "It was really tough to have a year and a half just watching baseball and not being able to do anything -- the things that you love to do. As soon as the rehab was over, I was just ready to get back and pi...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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