Pittsburgh Pirates "Pushing Hard" To Move 2B Freddy Sanchez

Matt AnayaContributor IJuly 9, 2009

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 13:  Freddy Sanchez #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands ready at bat during the Opening Day game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on April 13, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette the Pirates are "pushing hard" to trade three-time All Star Freddy Sanchez, with the Rockies and Giants named as potential suitors. 

The source also told Kovacevic there maybe as many as four or five more teams interested in Sanchez’s services.

The 31 year old Sanchez is the Bucs leading hitter with a .313 average and was recently named to the 2009 NL All Star team.

Teams are said not to be interested in Sanchez’s contract that may exceed $8 million after a 600 plate appearance incentive kicks in. Sanchez is currently at 323 plate appearances. 


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