Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:53:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and 1B Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 15.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:17:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, April 15, that the platoon at first base is not "cookie cutter" in nature, meaning left-handed hitting 1B Travis Ishikawa will not start against all right-handed pitching. Hurdle said he anticipated giving 1B Gaby Sanchez more at-bats against right-handed pitching. He has made just three starts through the first 13 games. "It's not all hard numbers," Hurdle said. "We're kind of old school here. We'll look at what our eyes tell us and what our gut tells us."
Fantasy Tip: Neither Ishikawa nor Sanchez have a whole lot of fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of NL-only formats. First base is kind of a black hole in the Steel City.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:21:36 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said 1B Gaby Sanchez (knee) is considered day-to-day after being scratched Saturday, March 1, because of discomfort in his right knee.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:05:32 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have 1Bs Andrew Lambo, Chris McGuiness and Gaby Sanchez vying for at-bats at first base, and a platoon situation might work there. However, general manager Neal Huntington is likely to continue seeking an upgrade, according to beat writer Rob Biertempfel.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:03:14 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 1B Gaby Sanchez Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:25:18 -0800
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Joe Starkey speculates Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez will not open the season as a full-time first baseman, given his inability to hit right-handed pitching.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:57:42 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Monday, Nov. 25, that he is searching for a platoon partner for 1B Gaby Sanchez at first base, although he feels Sanchez can improve against right-handed pitching.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:09:14 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez (allergies) was scratched from the lineup with an allergic reaction Thursday, March 21.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:49:04 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 1B Gaby Sanchez Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.75 million deal. Sanchez's deal includes performance bonuses.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:15:38 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered contracts to SP James McDonald, RP Joel Hanrahan, 1B Gaby Sanchez, 2B Neil Walker and OF Garrett Jones.