Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have designated reliever Romulo Sanchez for assignment. The club has 10 days to waive, trade or release him. Sanchez, 24, pitched in just two spring games before the Pirates demoted him to minor league camp. He allowed one run.
The move was made to free up roster space for Craig Monroe, who has hit .281 with six home runs and 13 RBI this spring.