Pirates claim right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers

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PHOENIX -- The Pirates today claimed right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Sanchez’s agency, Metis Sports, confirmed the move on Twitter after an initial report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The Pirates designated right-hander Josh Wall for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA, never very effectively. He has a 6.57 ERA in 19 starts and 54 strikeouts, to go with 115 hits, in 89 innings. He came to the White Sox by way of the Rays and Marlins.

Wall, along with Sanchez, was involved in last year’s Ricky Nolasco trade, going to the Marlins from the Dodgers. The 27-year-old had a 3.22 ERA in 19 games in relief for Class AAA Indianapolis, striking out 22 in 221/3 innings.

First Published July 31, 2014 12:00 AM

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