Catcher Sanchez Trying to Reach Majors with Pirates Despite Odds Against Him

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Catcher Sanchez Trying to Reach Majors with Pirates Despite Odds Against Him
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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 equation that he can influence. "I'm not naïve," Sanchez said. "I know the chances of breaking camp with the team are slim to none.

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