Angel Sanchez

Position: RHP
Born: 11/28/89
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Claimed off waivers from the White Sox on July 31, 2014 (PIT). Originally signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 12, 2010 (LAD).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-5 with a 3.74 ERA in 39 games at Indianapolis (Triple-A), striking out 65 and walking 15, while allowing 51 hits in 55 1/3 innings for a .242 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Indianapolis on August 23, when RHP Edgar Santana was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/24/17

Debut Details
August 24, in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers. The last of four pitchers, he allowed two runs, both earned, on three hits in two innings. Of 37 pitches thrown, 19 were for strikes. Coming on to start the top of the eighth in relief of right-handed reliever Johnny Barbato, he got Justin Turner on a pop up to second base before surrendering back-to-back solo home runs, Yasmani Grandal's to center and Adrian Gonzalez's to right. Yasiel Puig then flew out to right and Logan Forsythe lined out to center to end the inning. In the ninth, Enrique Hernandez popped out to shortstop before Chase Utley reached on a double to right. Chris Taylor and Curtis Granderson then consecutively flew out to center to end the inning.

Player Notes
Sanchez, making his debut at age 27, is the very definition of a "well-traveled veteran." Originally signed by the Dodgers at age 18 out of the Dominican Republic, he has passed hands since then to the Marlins (in the July 2013 trade for pitcher Ricky Nolasco), to the Rays to the White Sox and, finally, to the Pirates. With a fastball in the mid-to-high 90s and a cutter, he's seen time on 40-man rosters before this but never quite cracked the big time. His best chance had seemed to come in 2015 when, between Altoona (Double-A) and Indianapolis, he went 13-2 with a 2.69 ERA in 23 games, but instead he fell victim to elbow trouble and Tommy John surgery which cost him all of 2016. His story with the Pirates has a happy chapter now with his arrival in the bigs.