Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sanchez has fractured jaw

Bradenton Marauders catcher Tony Sanchez suffered a fractured jaw after being hit by a pitch during Tuesday's game with the St. Lucie Mets, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A catcher and the Pittsburgh Pirates' first-round draft pick in 2008, Sanchez was hit in the head with a pitch on June 3, as well.
According to the Post-Gazette, a second CT scan found two small fractures in Sanchez's jaw, and a specialist will decide whether Sanchez needs surgery.
Sanchez is hitting .314 with four home runs and 35 RBIs in 59 games with the Marauders, who play their final game of the first half of the Florida State League season 11 a.m. Wednesday against the Mets at McKechnie Field.