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Gaby Sanchez Off to Play in Japan

Once heralded prospect Gaby Sanchez has agreed with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League on a one-year contract, an Associated Press news release announced Thursday. The 31-year-old former Pirates and Marlins infielder was once part of a very promising young core for Miami, finishing fourth in NL Rookie Of The Year voting in 2010 and making the All Star Game in 2011, but...
Via Baseball Essential
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Japan's Eagles

TOKYO (AP) Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The deal is for an estimated $2.5 million with additional performance-based incentives. The 31-year...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates non-tender Gaby Sanchez, Chaz Roe (plus: other interesting non-tenders)

The Pirates weren’t expected to do much at the just-now-passed deadline to agree to tender their arbitration-eligible players with contract offers, and even though they waited until the last minute to make the announcement, the news is that there isn’t much news. The Pirates non-tendered Gaby Sanchez and Chaz Roe, every other arbitration eligible player was tendered. It seems...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez from Rays, DFA Gaby Sanchez

As I was getting ready for bed last night, it occurred to me that I hadn’t written about the Pirates in over a week and that I needed to put something together since we’re headed into the heart of Hot Stove season now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is still more than three weeks away. This morning the Pirates have provided me with a topic: Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-28-14 thru 8-3-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/28/14 thru 8/3/14, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 3 Losses, 36 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison. JHay was on fire this week. He smashed 4 homers and sparked late inning come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday night against the...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals offense stumbles again in 6-1 loss to Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- Gaby Sanchez had two RBIs in a four-run fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen worked seven strong innings after starter Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Matt Holliday had an RBI double for the Cardinals, who have mustered five runs in their last six games. They got three...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Trade rumors, Stewart/Sanchez, Lambo

This looked like it was going to be a mostly drama-free spring for the Pirates — and to this point, I would say it still has been — but recently a few issues have popped up that could cause the Bucs to make some last minute changes. Opening Day is less than two weeks away now, so it’s getting close to roster-crunch time. There are some trade rumors surrounding Vin Mazzaro...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates hope Gaby Sanchez is answer at 1B

The longer the Pittsburgh Pirates go without finding a new first baseman, the closer Gaby Sanchez gets to claiming the job. Sanchez, though, does not want to get the spot by default. He'd prefer to earn it. General manager Neal Huntington tried in December to lure free agent James Loney, but he wound up re-signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kendrys Morales is still available, but...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Chris McGuiness

Chris McGuiness (Photo Courtesy of Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America) The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from Texas in exchange for right-hander Miles Mikolas on Monday. Mikolas came over from the San Diego Padres in November along side outfielder Jaff Decker in exchange for Alex Dickerson. The Rangers had designated McGuiness on Friday, to make...
Via isportsweb.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason fact check

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit nydailynews) 1.  $47.5MM/$69.0MM (MM = million).  Current and estimated overall payroll for the 2014 Pirates, according to baseball-reference.com at this point in the offseason.  The $69MM team payroll would rank 5th lowest in baseball to begin the 2014 season, if no significant additional free agents are added to the roster...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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