Pirates acquire Gaby Sanchez from Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired infielder Gaby Sanchez and minor league pitcher Kyle
Kaminska from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez
and the club’s 2013 Competitive Balance Lottery Selection. The announcement was made by Pirates
Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.
 
The 28-year-old Sanchez hit .202 (37-for-183) with 10 doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI and 12
runs scored in 55 games this season for Miami. He also hit .302 (35-for-116) with seven doubles,
five home runs, 18 RBI and 20 runs scored in 34 games for Triple-A New Orleans.
 
In 2011 Sanchez was named to the National League All-Star team. At the All-Star break he was
hitting .293 with 22 doubles, 13 home runs, 50 RBI and 46 runs scored and was tied for first
among National League first basemen in doubles, second in hits (100), fourth in on-base percentage
(.374), tied for fourth in RBI, tied for sixth in home runs and seventh in batting average.
He finished the 2011 campaign second in the National League and fifth in the Majors among first
basemen with a .996 fielding percentage after making just five errors in 1,368 total chances.
 
In 2010, Sanchez led all Major League rookies in doubles (37), RBI (85), extra base hits (59) and
total bases (256). He also led all National League rookies in hits (156), finished third in runs (72)
and walks (57) and tied for third in home runs (19). He finished fourth in National League Rookieof-
the-Year voting.
 
Kaminska went a combined 6-4 with one save and a 5.20 ERA (53.2ip/31er) in 33 relief appearances
this year for Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. He was selected by the Marlins
in the 25th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.