Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed right-handed pitchers Casey Sadler and Angel Sanchez to a minor league contracts. Both missed all of 2016 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

The Pirates signed both Sadler and Sanchez as a minor league free agent this past off-season, just days after releasing them. They did it knowing they would miss the entire season and become a free agents again at the end of the year. Sadler and Sanchez spent the entire year rehabbing at Pirate City.

The 26-year-old Sadler has made two brief appearances with the Pirates, pitching six games in relief in 2014, and making one spot start in 2015. He made 13 starts for Indianapolis in 2015 and pitched well early on, before really struggling at the end, which ended up with...

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