Tag: Angel Sanchez

Pittsburgh Pirates Release RHP Angel Sanchez

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates released right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez on Monday. Sanchez, who turns 28 tomorrow, made his big league debut with the Pirates this August and appeared in eight games out of the bullpen. He had an 8.76 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 12.1 innings, with ten strikeouts. Sanchez […]
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The Pirates Threw Their Young Players into the Fire to Gain...

PITTSBURGH — In the Pirates’ four-game series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that ended in a 5-2 defeat on Thursday, some of the team’s younger players were the most victimized by the National League’s best club. Reliever Angel Sánchez made his major-league debut and allowed back-to-back home runs to Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez. […]
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Pirates Notebook: Angel Sanchez was Surprised by His Promotion to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates bullpen continues to be a revolving door. After six roster moves involving relievers on Tuesday, the Pirates made two more on Wednesday, sending Edgar Santana back to Triple-A and selecting the contract of Angel Sánchez. Given that three players had just gone up, Sánchez was surprised to see Indianapolis manager Andy […]
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Pirates Call Up Reliever Angel Sanchez; Option Edgar Santana to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez from Indianapolis. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, reliever Edgar Santana was optioned to Indianapolis. There was an open spot on the 40-man roster already, so no additional moves needed to be made. Sanchez missed all of last season due […]
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Previewing the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Prospects

Prospect rankings and evaluations are always a snapshot in time. They are always changing, and while most changes are subtle in the short-term, there is always the opportunity for big changes in a short period of time. Seeing sudden, rapid changes is only natural when you are dealing with young baseball players mostly in the […]
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Prospect Notebook: Another Hard Throwing Pirates Depth Option in Indianapolis

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates have several hard throwing options for their bullpen in the upper levels, and plenty of starting rotation depth out of Indianapolis. They might be adding another name to one of those groups, although the specific group is unclear. Angel Sanchez is returning this year from Tommy John surgery, and was sitting […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Trim Four Pitchers From Spring Training Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates trimmed down the active Spring Training roster on Monday morning. Pat Light was optioned to Indianapolis, while Jared Lakind, Casey Sadler and Angel Sanchez were reassigned to minor league camp. The active roster is now at 47 players with exactly two weeks to go before Opening Day. All four pitchers cut today […]
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Angel Sanchez Feels Stronger Coming Back From Tommy John Surgery

BRADENTON, Fla. – It was August 7, 2015 in Norfolk when Angel Sanchez threw a pitch that was followed by his fingers becoming stiff and a warm sensation overtaking his arm. That fourth inning pitch to Elias Diaz would be the last in a game for Sanchez until Wednesday afternoon, when he threw in a competitive […]
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Injury Updates: Josh Bell, Francisco Cervelli, Brandon Cumpton, Casey Sadler, Angel...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates Head Athletic Trainer, Todd Tomczyk, met with the media this morning for the weekly injury update. The biggest news was that Josh Bell is in the final stages of game activity, with the goal of getting him into Grapefruit League games next week. Bell has a goal this week to […]
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First Pitch: Pirates Will See Pitching Depth From Tommy John Returnees

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates have seen their fair share of Tommy John injuries the last few years. Oddly enough, a lot of those injuries took place with the upper level pitchers, rather than being spread evenly throughout the system. This impacted their pitching depth in recent years, with the team needing to trade for […]
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