Not done yet: Marlins, Pirates exchange Gaby Sanchez for Gorkys HernandezBy
Just after reports were made of the Marlins acquiring Zack Cox for Edward Mujica, Miami made news again as they’ve shipped Gaby Sanchez to Pittsburgh in exchange for Gorkys Hernandez and the 33rd pick of next year’s draft.
Sanchez has been a disaster this year, hitting just over .200 and not displaying much power at all. He’ll get a fresh start in Pittsburgh where he’s expected to possibly get a chance to obtain an everyday role at 1B. Hernandez, who was in the Nate McClouth trade a few years back hasn’t been anything special either, but he’s solid defensively and also gets a fresh start on a new team. This sounds to me like the Marlins just wanted to unload Gaby Sanchez. That said, they’ve managed to turn a lousy 1B and a reliever into a third-base prospect and a soft-hitting outfielder in just under ten minutes.