Pirates Claim Angel Sanchez; Designate Wall

The Pirates claimed righty Angel Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Nightengale adds that the Bucs designated righty Josh Wall for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Sanchez.

The Rays claimed Sanchez off waivers from the Marlins in June, and then the White Sox claimed him earlier this month.  The 24-year-old has a 6.57 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, and 0.71 HR/9 in 89 innings at Double-A and High-A this year.  Baseball America ranked him 16th among Marlins prospects prior to the season, noting a live 92-95 mile per hour fastball.  The Marlins had acquired him from the Dodgers last July as part of the Ricky Nolasco trade.

Wall, 27, was also sent to the Marlins in the Nolasco deal last summer.  He was claimed off waivers by the Angels in October, then claimed by the Pirates in May.  He has a 3.55 ERA, 9.0 K/9, and 3.8 BB/9 in 33 Triple-A relief innings this year.

13 Responses to Pirates Claim Angel Sanchez; Designate Wall Leave a Reply

  1. Tyler Jedrzejak 11 months ago

    This is it pirates fans!!!

  2. Chris Vinnit 11 months ago

    The World Series is OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jalcorn427 11 months ago

    Is this the White Sox pitcher or the Dodgers SS?

  4. Alex 11 months ago

    Pirates are not a WS contender

    • jalcorn427 11 months ago

      60% playoff odds argue differently.

      • Hurdled Again 11 months ago

        Ok. Sixty percent to MAKE it. So how much of that is wild card, where one game decides it and they have a 50/50 shot? And then smaller chance for division, still likely to start on road. This is not the year. Maybe 2015 will be. You cannot look at the Pirates and honestly objectively claim it would be a wise gamble with how stacked the top of the NL is. I hope I continue seeing nothing from them today.

      • domaug 11 months ago

        let’s be reality: they could MAYBE make the playoffs (it’d have to be a wild card because they’re not good enough to win the division over the Cards). that doesn’t mean they’re a WS contender. does anyone honestly think that the Pirates are a team that could win it all this year?

        this Pirates fan doesn’t think so.

  5. Devin Ruffner 11 months ago

    Angel Sanchez link is to the wrong Angel Sanchez (SS), just FYI.

  6. Ron Greenawalt 11 months ago


  7. Ron Greenawalt 11 months ago

    more dumpster diving

  8. BrynGilkey 11 months ago

    Let’s not all applause at once.

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