BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates have several hard throwing options for their bullpen in the upper levels, and plenty of starting rotation depth out of Indianapolis. They might be adding another name to one of those groups, although the specific group is unclear. Angel Sanchez is returning this year from Tommy John surgery, and was sitting 96-97 MPH this week in two innings of work at Pirate City. This wasn't the first time he showed that velocity this spring, although every other outing saw him posting that velocity in a single inning of work.
Sanchez was a starting pitcher prior to going down with surgery, and looked like he was on the verge of making the majors as a depth option in 2015. His velocity was getting up there to the 95 MPH range, and he featured four other pitches, highlight...
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