Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC May 15 '13

ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports that the Dodgers are set to sign left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, pending a physical.

The deal is expected to be made official Wednesday. Sanchez was released by the Pirates earlier this month after he posted an ugly 11.85 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings. He will function as rotation depth with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC May 14 '13

ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports that Jonathan Sanchez is "zeroing in" on a deal with the Dodgers.

Gomez says Sanchez "may need a few starts in the minors" before he's called up. With Zack Greinke returning Wednesday and Ted Lilly not far behind, there wouldn't appear to be a spot available in the Dodgers' rotation. He might just be stashed at Triple-A as insurance. The southpaw still needs to serve a six-game suspension for throwing at Cardinals' first baseman Allen Craig last month.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC May 08 '13

Pirates released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.

Not surprisingly, Sanchez failed to draw any interest after he was designated for assignment early last week. The 30-year-old southpaw has an obscene 8.73 ERA and 60/61 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings at the major league level dating back to the start of 2012.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 30 '13

Pirates designated LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.

We figured it wouldn't be long, as Sanchez owns a miserable 11.85 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season and was recently suspended six games for throwing at Cardinals' first baseman Allen Craig. It's unlikely he'll draw much interest on waivers.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 29 '13

The Pirates have moved Jonathan Sanchez to the bullpen.

Sanchez owns a brutal 12.71 through four starts and is fortunate to have a roster spot at this point. The southpaw appealed his six-game suspension for throwing at Cardinals' first baseman Allen Craig during Friday's game, but there should be a decision on his status later this week. Jeanmar Gomez will take his place in the rotation Wednesday against the Brewers, but he's not a recommended option in fantasy leagues.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 27 '13

Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended six games for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Sanchez intentionally threw at Craig after allowing back-to-back home runs to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran and a single to Matt Holliday to open the game. Already barely holding on to his roster spot, Sanchez is a now a candidate to be demoted from the Pirates' rotation. He has a brutal 12.71 ERA in four starts this season.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 26 '13

Jonathan Sanchez was ejected from Friday's game against the Cardinals after hitting Allen Craig with a pitch.

Sanchez started the game by allowing back-to-back home runs to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran. He then surrendered a single to Matt Holliday before showing his frustration by drilling Craig. He now owns a horrifying 12.71 ERA and 2.56 WHIP on the season, and shouldn't be started in even the deepest of NL-only leagues at this point.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 22 '13

Jonathan Sanchez will remain in the Pirates' rotation for now.

Sanchez lasted just three innings Sunday and now has an 11.12 ERA for the season. While he will stay in the rotation for the time being, he's going to get the boot before long, as Francisco Liriano and others are due back from the disabled list soon.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 22 '13

Jonathan Sanchez allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over just three frames but escaped with a no-decision in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Braves.

Sanchez struck out five, but he was wild and went into many deep counts, requiring 75 pitches to cover the three frames. The Bucs' bullpen bailed him out, but manager Clint Hurdle isn't going to put up with Sanchez and his 11.12 ERA much longer. He'll be out of a job once Francisco Liriano returns, and maybe sooner. If he's still part of the rotation, he'll face the Cardinals next weekend.

Jonathan Sanchez SP CHC Apr 10 '13

Jonathan Sanchez was pounded for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Sanchez had a decent first start versus the Dodgers, but the Diamondbacks were all over him today, collecting two homers, two doubles and four singles against him. And since it was Jonathan Sanchez, there were some walks mixed in too; four to be exact, plus a hit by pitch. Sanchez's rotation spot is safe only until the Pirates get healthier.