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17 Gaby Sanchez 1B
Height/Weight: 6-1/235 | Birthdate: 9/2/1983 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Miami (Fla.) | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1102812.png | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 321.65

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Pirates allow Gaby Sanchez, Chaz Roe to become free agents


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Pirates have declined to tender contracts to first baseman Gaby Sanchez and right-hander Chaz Roe, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sanchez was designated for an assignment on Monday. He slashed .229/.293/.385 with seven home runs and 33 RBI over 290 at-bats. Roe only pitched two innings for Pittsburgh in 2014.

Pirates designate 1B Gaby Sanchez for assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Pirates have designated first baseman Gaby Sanchez for an assignment, following a deal Pittsburgh made to acquire second baseman Sean Rodriguez from the Rays, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sanchez appeared in 123 games last season and slashed .229/.293/.385 with seven home runs and 33 RBI over 290 at-bats.

Gaby Sanchez makes the best out of a rare start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez made the best out of a rare start Friday night against the Reds, launching his seventh home run of the season in a 3-1 victory.

Sanchez took Mike Leake deep in the fifth inning for a solo home run. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .233 with seven homers and 33 RBI over 257 at-bats.


Gaby Sanchez homers for first time in three months


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) First baseman Gaby Sanchez didn't start Thursday for the Pirates, but he was pretty much their entire offense.

Sanchez arrived as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning in Detroit and promptly slugged a two-run homer that provided both of his team's runs. It was his first tater since May 15.


First base experiment starting for Pedro Alvarez


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The Pirates will experiment with playing Pedro Alvarez at first base for the remainder of the season, manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Saturday.

Alvarez has been taking grounders at first base, and has agreed to the experiment. He could see time at third base as well, though Gaby Sanchez has also begun taking grounders at third to increase the team's overall versatility.

Alvarez has never appeared at first base in his major-league career, but is making the move to first after racking up a career-high 23 throwing errors in just 105 games. 


Pirates not ready to change infield alignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Despite the continued success of Josh Harrison, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday the team is not considering moving Pedro Alvarez to first base to clear up regular at-bats for Harrison at third base. Huntington added he likes the duo of Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez at first base.

"Ike, the power hasn't been maybe what it was in the past, but he gives us quality, professional at-bats and has played solid defense for us there," Huntington said. "If we can get Pedro back on track to 30-something home runs, being a productive major league hitter and playing adequate defense at third, that's a pretty good tandem to have on the corners."

Huntington said Harrison will continue to fill a utility role for Pittsburgh.

"To play a 162-game season this year, in this environment, it's about depth," Huntington said.

"We're working through all different scenarios, but right now what we feel very comfortable with is Josh bouncing around giving everybody rest."


Gaby Sanchez sparks comeback win for Pirates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez had quite the performance off the bench during Monday's 5-3 comeback win against the Mets.

Sanchez cut the Pirates' deficit to one when he opened up the eighth inning with a pinch-hit home run off Scott Rice. Sanchez then gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead when he drove in Neil Walker with an RBI single in the ninth inning off Jose Valverde. Sanchez had two runs in the win.

Sanchez entered play Monday mired in a 7-for-31 slump in his previous 15 games (six starts) since a four-hit outing May 1 at Baltimore.


'Sanchez brothers' hit homers for Pirates on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Tony Sanchez and Gaby Sanchez are not related - but they were related in a way Thursday. They both hit home runs to give the Pirates a lead in Milwaukee.

The former launched his first of the season - a two-run shot in the fifth to make it 2-1. The latter blasted a solo shot to lead off the sixth to break a 2-2 tie.


Gaby Sanchez caps off doubleheader with four-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez put together a solid day Thursday, racking up five hits in a doubleheader against the Orioles.

Sanchez did much of his work in the second game of the doubleheader, after going 1 for 4 in the first. He racked up four hits in the second, going 4 for 6 with two doubles and one triple, while scoring one run and driving in one in the 6-5 loss.

Sanchez is now hitting .275/.327/.588 as a part-time player, with 51 at-bats in 21 games. 


Gaby Sanchez homers twice in suspended game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez went 2 for 4 with two solo home runs in Monday's suspended game that ended in an 8-7 win over the Pirates Tuesday.

The home runs were the first of the season for Sanchez, who is 4 for 16 in limited action. Both of the right-handers home runs came off righties, and he could continue to see some action against right-handed pitchers moving forward.


Gaby Sanchez already sitting Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez will not get the start Monday against the Cubs.

Sanchez will be replaced in the starting lineup by Travis Ishikawa, who will hit seventh. Sanchez was expected to see a fair share of playing time this season, but has always been utilized as part of a platoon. While manager Clint Hurdle said the two players wouldn't be part of a "platoon by definition," his first lineup suggests otherwise. 


Gaby Sanchez to see a lot of playing time at first


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez is expected to receive the bulk of the workload, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The team had been rumored to be seeking a first baseman throughout most of the offseason, but decided to stand pat with Sanchez. Manager Clint Hurdle said Sanchez and Travis Ishikawa will see time at the position, but added that it won't be a "platoon by definition."

Sanchez has never been a strong hitter against righties, but believes that will change with more consistent playing time. "I definitely think that the more you play, like any one of us, the more comfortable you’re going to feel," Sanchez said. "The more in tune and rhythm you’re going to be."

Sanchez hit .254/.361/.402 in 264 at-bats last year.


Gaby Sanchez scratched from Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Right knee soreness has Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez ruled out for the Saturday game against Tampa Bay. He is considered day-to-day.

Sanchez is seeking an opportunity to shed his platoon player tag and earn every-day consideration. But he has 14 home runs and 66 RBI in 563 at-bats in the last two seasons combined. Those are numbers far below what the Pirates would require from their starting first baseman.


Gaby Sanchez wants to be everyday player


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) With Garret Jones now with the Marlins, there's an opportunity for Gaby Sanchez to emerge with regular at-bats at first base for the Pirates. However, the Pirates are working outfielder Andrew Lambo at first base this spring, which means Sanchez could remain in a platoon role in 2014, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"If it turns out that we're back in that platoon, we're back in that platoon," Sanchez said. "I'll help the team do whatever I need to do. But of course my goal is to always be an everyday guy."

The problem for Sanchez is that he hasn't fared well against right-handed pitchers. In his career, he's a .242 hitter with a .387 slugging percentage against righties, while batting .300 with a .496 slugging percentage against lefties.

"He's a smart guy. He understood what he needed to do leaving and, as the winter's played out, the opportunity that's in front of him," manager Clint Hurdle said.


Gaby Sanchez out to prove he's an everyday player


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez is out to prove he's an everyday player, according to MLB.com.

The Pirates have been rumored to be looking for a potential platoon partner for Sanchez, but he doesn't believe one is necessary. "I know I can be an everyday guy," Sanchez said. "I'm definitely good enough to keep going out there as the everyday guy."

Sanchez acknowledged that he's struggled against right-handed hitters, but added that he rarely played against them, which made it hard to improve. Sanchez said he thinks he can improve with everyday at-bats.

Sanchez hit .254/.361/.402 in 264 at-bats last year.


Gaby Sanchez avoids arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez has avoided arbitration with the club.

Sanchez is set to make $2.3 million next season. He hit .254/.361/.402 in 264 at-bats last year. 


Gaby Sanchez matches July hit total in one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez totaled three singles and scored two runs during Thursday's game at Washington. Sanchez came into Thursday's game with all of three hits in his first 16 July games (four starts).

Gaby Sanchez hits fourth home run


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2013) Pirates first basemen Gaby Sanchez hit his fourth home run Tuesday night against the Brewers. Sanchez hit the two-run shot off stater Marco Estrada in the fourth inning -- his fourth of the year.

He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored in the 12-8 loss. Sanchez has driven in 14 runs over his last 11 games and his 16 RBI leads the team.

Gaby Sanchez clubs third home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2013) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez hit his third home run of the season Thursday. 

Sanchez took Cliff Lee deep for a solo home run. He also added an RBI single in the top of the seventh and a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Sanchez is hitting .278/.364/.583 this season.


Pirates getting production from 1B


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) The Pirates have not implemented a strict platoon at first base between Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez, MLB.com reports. Still, the two entered Wednesday have combined to hit .367 (22 for 60) with three home runs and 16 RBI batting in the cleanup spot.

"We've had some guys at the top of the order create opportunities for them; Gaby [.381 with two home runs in eight games batting fourth] has matched up well against some left-handed pitching," manager Clint Hurdle said. "They've been able to collectively, in a small sample size, have some pretty good productivity. They are comfortable with it."

Gaby Sanchez continues mashing lefties


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez continues to thrive as the right-handed half of the club's first base platoon. He went 2 for 3 with his second home run Tuesday against left-hander Cole Hamels and Philadelphia.

Sanchez is hitting a robust 6 for 17 with two doubles and two home runs (1.274 OPS) against lefties, but righties have held him to just 2 for 14 without an extra-base hit (.421 OPS). As such, expect him to continue splitting time with Garrett Jones in a platoon at first base even if Sanchez's overall .885 seems to demand more at-bats.


Gaby Sanchez hits first homer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2013) Hitting cleanup, Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez hit his first home run of the year in a 3-1 win over the Braves Saturday. The two-run home run came off Braves starter Paul Maholm just a batter after he surrendered his first run of the season on an Andrew McCutchen double.

Sanchez, who also had a single, is 6 for 27 (.222) this year.


Gaby Sanchez has two RBI in Cubs series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez had an RBI single and walked once Thursday against the Cubs. Sanchez, who has started all three games at first base for Pittsburgh, is batting .100 (1 for 10) with two RBI and two walks after one series.

Gaby Sanchez notches three hits against Orioles


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2013) Gaby Sanchez went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double in a Grapefruit League loss to the Orioles Sunday. 

The first baseman is now hitting a robust .342/.409/.737 with three doubles and four home runs in 38 at-bats this spring. Sanchez is fighting for a first base job amid rumors the Pirates are looking to trade him. Either way, his spring is serving as an ideal audition.


Pirates looking to move Gaby Sanchez?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Pirates appear to have made first baseman Gaby Sanchez available, despite his strong performance in the spring.

Sanchez has been fighting for a share of the first base job in Pittsburgh, and is batting .313 in the spring with four home runs and seven RBI in 32 at bats.

Heyman names the Yankees as a possible fit for Sanchez, given their need for a first baseman until Mark Teixeira can return. Sanchez enjoyed a solid two-year run for the Marlins, batting a collective .269/.346/.437 from 2010-2011, before the bottom fell out last season. He hit .217 with just seven home runs in 299 at bats with the Marlins and Pirates in 2012.