The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the roster move that we knew was coming with the announcement yesterday that Chris Stewart completed his rehab assignment. Stewart has been reinstated from the disabled list for tonight’s game and Tony Sanchez has been optioned to AAA Indianapolis. Our First Pitch article this morning dealt with this move and how it affects the catching in the Majors and at AAA.
Stewart caught two games for Altoona, then three games at Indianapolis, including back-to-back days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sanchez went 3-for-8 at the plate in three games, collecting three singles. He was 1-for-3 throwing out base runners.