Hardball Talk "In signing reliever Neftali Feliz to a one-year, $3.9 million deal the Pirates needed to clear a 40-man roster spot and they did so by designating for assignment catcher Tony Sanchez. Sanchez was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Boston College and his path to the majors was..." January 07
#Pirates recall Tony Sanchez place -- wait for it -- Travis Snider on 15-day DL because of pain in left big toe.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates are expected to recall catcher Tony Sanchez this afternoon, adding an extra bat to their bench as they prepare for five games in American League ballparks. Sanchez, 25, has yet to make his major league debut, though he did join the Pirates as part of their taxi squad roster..." June 22
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Catcher Tony Sanchez fully expected a closed-door meeting with manager and general manager at some point this spring -- the one telling him he wasn't going to make the team's opening-day roster. If anything, he was surprised it took this long for it to happen. The Pirates optioned Sanchez,..." March 16
Rum Bunter "We lucked into some seats behind homeplate for today’s Pittsburgh Pirates thumping of the Atlanta Braves. The Pirates pitchers had an impressive day yesterday, and today wasn’t awful, just a lot different. We came to one conclusion. It would suck to be Tony Sanchez. Well, relatively. No..." February 24
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Tony Sanchez prefers to be a realist. The 24-year-old catcher wasn't blind to the fact that the Pirates signed free agent Russell Martin to a two-year contract. He's aware of Michael McKenry's standing on the roster. Rather than delude himself, Sanchez said, he plans to focus on the part of the..." February 17