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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pirates Prospect Tony Sanchez Suffered Broken Jaw in a Bar Fight

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Tony Sanchez has shown a lot of promise — as a baseball player.  Off the field, Sanchez has a difficult time staying out of trouble.  On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed that the 23-year-old catcher was involved in a bar fight about three months ago.  The fight occurred while he was participating in the Florida Instructional League.  No police charges were filed after the incident, but Sanchez suffered a broken jaw.

You maybe remember hearing Sanchez’s name in the news late last spring, when the Pirates asked him to delete his Twitter account since he had developed a habit of using the social medium to tweet about parties and criticize umpires.

As Hardball Talk pointed out, this is also not the first time Sanchez has suffered a broken jaw.  He also missed significant time in 2010 when he broke his jaw from being hit in the face with a pitch.  With that in mind, I can think of two reasons why Sanchez should probably avoid getting into bar fights: his jaw is fragile and he is expected to one day be a Major League Baseball player.  Those sound like pretty solid reasons to me.

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