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    Pirates Make Jonathan Sanchez Signing Official

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Jonathan Sanchez signing official, per a team press release this morning. Sanchez comes in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. No word yet on his salary if he were to make the major league team. The Spring Training tracker has been...

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    First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

    With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to...

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    Pirates Want to Sign Both Liriano and Sanchez

    The either/or question with Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez seems to have an answer. Tom Singer had an update on Twitter, saying Neal Huntington wants to sign both left-handers. That's obviously a good thing, since both players have some upside, and the addition of Sanchez would add more rotation depth. I...

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    First Pitch: Francisco Liriano vs Jonathan Sanchez

    When the news came out that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to an agreement with left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, my initial reaction was that he was very similar to Francisco Liriano. It started out as a basic comparison. They were both left-handed pitchers coming off down seasons with control issues, high strikeouts,...

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    Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

    According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez missed time last year with a biceps injury. He only made 15 starts, putting up a pretty alarming 8.07 ERA in 64.2 innings. His xFIP was better at 6.46, but not good. The lefty...

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