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.