Pirates DFA Tony Sanchez

By Jason Shetler

The Pirates have announced that Tony Sanchez has been designated for assignment as the corresponding move for Neftali Feliz to be put on the 40-man roster. 

Sanchez was the Pirates first round selection in the 2009 MLB Draft. The pick was considered questionable, as most baseball publications projected him as a late first rounder. During his minor league career, Sanchez has put up good numbers offensively, posting a .357 on base percentage with a .764 OPS. His defense however has been a real thorn in the side, as he’s thrown out just 22% of opposing basestealers. The Pirates called up Sanchez in June of 2013. The numbers haven’t been good for him at the big league level, putting up a .681 OPS while throwing out only 17% of baserunners.


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