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Pirates Notebook: Angel Sanchez was Surprised by His Promotion to Pittsburgh

Angel Sanchez has been pitching well since the start of July. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Notebook: Angel Sanchez was Surprised by His Promotion to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates bullpen continues to be a revolving door.

After six roster moves involving relievers on Tuesday, the Pirates made two more on Wednesday, sending Edgar Santana back to Triple-A and selecting the contract of Angel Sánchez.

Given that three players had just gone up, Sánchez was surprised to see Indianapolis manager Andy Barkett’s number on his caller ID and was even more surprised that the message was the he was heading to Pittsburgh.

“I was a little surprised, like what’s going on in the big leagues right now?” Sánchez said. “There’s a lot of people going up. I have to keep my motivation up and keep trying to get better and maybe I can get a chance to go, too."

It’s been a long road for Sánchez, who was claimed on waivers by the Pirates way back in July o...

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