The Pirates announced that they have designated pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The move will open up a roster spot for right-hander Bryan Morris.
Sanchez, 30, signed a minor league deal with the Pirates in February. He was an Article XX(B) signing and hooked on with the big league roster thanks to injuries in the Bucs' rotation.
On the year, Sanchez owns a 11.85 ERA with 9.9 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 through four starts and one relief appearance. The left-hander's contract called for him to earn $1.375MM this season and Pittsburgh will be on the hook if they cannot find a taker in the next ten days.