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...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail


More in Analysis

Williams: If the Pirates Wish to Contend, Gerrit Cole Would Be Their Most Important Player

Tim WilliamsNovember 22, 2017

Williams: How Will the Pirates Be Impacted By Losing Rene Gayo?

Tim WilliamsNovember 21, 2017

Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2017 Rule 5 Draft

Tim WilliamsNovember 20, 2017

Mitchell Tolman Trying to Make the Adjustments For His Jump to the Upper Levels

Tim WilliamsNovember 18, 2017

Adam Oller Quietly Had an Impressive Season for Morgantown

John DrekerNovember 17, 2017

Brandon Waddell Getting Some Valuable Experience Out of the Bullpen in the AFL

Tim WilliamsNovember 16, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects