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Sanchez Endures Frustrating Season

Freddy Sanchez

As the Pittsburgh Pirates play out the string in their 16th consecutive losing season – their second baseman Freddy Sanchez is trying to finish off a sub par year with a flourish.

Sanchez a former All-Star and a former National League batting champion has endured a very frustrating season. He came into spring training armed with a new two-year, $18.9 million contract with an option for 2010 that could be worth up to $9 million. But he missed most of spring training with shoulder problems that made him a defensive liability the first two months of the season. He also...

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