Gaby Sanchez traded to Pirates

Tuesday July 31st, 2012

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made another move to strengthen their team in their push for the playoffs. The team acquired Miami Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez today, just one hour before the close of MLB's trade deadline, according to a tweet from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. An All-Star in 2011, Sanchez has spent this season bouncing between the Marlins and the minor leagues. He carried a .197 batting average into May before being demoted, though his play has improved slightly since then - his batting average is now up to .202.

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