Pittsburgh Pirates

Sanchez Likely Next To Go, Bowker, Frandsen or Guzman Possible Return

PHOENIX - JULY 26:  Infielder Freddy Sanchez #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 26, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Pirates 9-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Mad HatterContributor IJuly 29, 2009

Reports are that Freddy Sanchez will be traded to the San Francisco Giants pending a physical on his knee. Sanchez, who is currently hitting .296 was held out of the lineup today. Possible returns have varied from John Bowker, Kevin Frandsen, or Jesus Guzman.

Bowker, 26, is an OF currently batting .347 with AAA Fresno with 17 HR.  

Frandsen, 27, is a second baseman who hit had a .128/.190/.154 line with the Giants but has a .304 average in Fresno.

Guzman, 25, is a third baseman batting .336 with 12 HR for Fresno. Guzman has also played games at second base where he proved a capable middle infielder.

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