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Sanchez Wants to be in the Mix

Sanchez Wants to be in the Mix

Freddy Sanchez was one of the Pittsburgh Pirates best hitters coming down the stretch in the 2005 season. The 27-year old infielder had a career high 17-game hitting streak to finish the season and played some sparking defense at third and second base.

Sanchez ended up with a .291 batting average with five home runs and 35 RBI. When Jose Castillo was felled by a knee injury on August 22, Sanchez got the bulk of the starts down the stretch at second base. He had 58 starts at second, 65 at third base and 11 at shortstop. He batted a sparking .325 in the month of September. "I feel okay about what I did," Sanchez offered. "Obviously I'd feel...

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