Pirates Call Up Reliever Angel Sanchez; Option Edgar Santana to Indianapolis

Angel Sanchez has been pitching well since the start of July. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Call Up Reliever Angel Sanchez; Option Edgar Santana to Indianapolis
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez from Indianapolis. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, reliever Edgar Santana was optioned to Indianapolis. There was an open spot on the 40-man roster already, so no additional moves needed to be made.

Sanchez missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery. When he got injured in August of 2015, he appeared to be on the verge of making his Major League debut. He was a starting pitcher at that time, but has been pitching in relief this season, topping out at three innings pitched.

Sanchez has a 3.74 ERA in 55.1 innings over 39 appearances, with 65 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has been hitting 96-97 MPH consistently this season, which is higher than where he topped out as ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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