Tony Sanchez out indefinitely with fractured jaw

Tony Sanchez will have surgery to repair two fractures in his jaw. He will be out indefinitely, and is expected to miss much of the season.

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Tony Sanchez hit in the face with a pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch in the first inning of today’s game between the Bradenton Marauders and St. Lucie.  This is the second time this month that Sanchez has been hit in the head with a pitch, with the first instance keeping him out of action for about a week. Sanchez is alert, and according to Dejan Kovacevic the injury is not thought to be serious.  This is...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/10

The GCL Pirates started their season today. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Durham.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three. The Indianapolis offense was held to just one hit.  That...

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The Second Wave

I came to a realization last night as I was doing the game recap for the Indianapolis Indians.  With Pedro Alvarez getting called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates today, there isn’t much talent remaining at the top level.  The first wave of talent has officially arrived, but it may until this time next year before we see any more additions. Alvarez joins top prospects Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, who were both called up...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/16/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Trenton 8-4.  Rudy Owens pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched 3.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Hankins also allowed all three inherited runners to score in the sixth inning.  Owens pitched five shutout innings,...

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