Russell Martin has missed the last few games with a sore neck, and could be a candidate to go on the disabled list. If that happens, the Pirates will need a catcher to replace Martin. Tony Sanchez could be that catcher, and according to Kristy Robinson he is already on his way to New York.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that Martin will go on the disabled list, but it seems like it’s a strong possibility if Sanchez is going to New York. Sanchez is hitting for a .269/.380/.449 line in 78 at-bats in Indianapolis this year.