Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s 9-0 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks to end the four-game stand hitless.
Sanchez went 0-for-12, with seven strikeouts in the series as his batting average has dropped to .296 and below .300 for the first time since May.
For the Pirates who are listening to offers for Sanchez, the 0-for-20 slump that Sanchez is in couldn’t be coming at a worst possible time.
The Pirates remain “somewhat” engaged in trade talks with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins about Sanchez.
The Twins efforts are currently with Orlando Cabrera but as we mentioned last week, the Twins haven’t closed the door on acquiring Sanchez.
The Twins scouted Sunday afternoon’s game.
The Seattle Mariners interest has been off and on and they are looking to nab a Pirates starting pitcher in any deal for Sanchez.
Has there been a new team to join the mix? The Pirates and
the Detroit Tigers have been scouting each other over the past week.
A source close to the Tigers told me on Saturday that there have been no indications the Tigers are interested in Sanchez.
Sources do confirm the Tigers are looking at pitchers Ian Snell, Zach Duke and relievers John Grabow and Matt Capps.