Pittsburgh Pirates No. 2 prospect Tony Sanchez could make it in the UFC. No, we have not seen him fight. No, he doesn’t appear to be exceptionally big, tough, or insane. He just likes to tweet and in the UFC you get paid for that type of thing. Or, should I say, Sanchez liked to tweet.
According to CBSSports.com, the 22-year-old catcher deleted his Twitter account (@TSanchez26) at around 3:30 on Tuesday after writing, “See ya twitter. thanks to the fans for their support and continued support. Pittsburgh is the only goal and twitter is standing in my way.” Although Pirates farm director Kyle Stark denied that the team told Sanchez to stop using Twitter, that tweet would certainly indicate he was given an ulterior motive.
As for the reasons why he either decided to or was encouraged to stop using Twitter, Sanchez has been a little too loose-lipped — or loose-fingered — with some of his tweets and had to apologize on several different occasions for it. The first tweet he wrote that upset Stark had to do with throwing a party, and Sanchez later spoke to the Altoona Mirror and apologized for it. Apparently he hadn’t learned his lesson.