5 years ago

Jonathan Sanchez indicated Friday that he would exercise his opt-out clause if he's not in the Pirates' rotation.

If that's the case, then Sanchez probably won't be a Pirate after March 24. The left-hander holds an 11.81 ERA and has walked eight over 5 1/3 innings this spring and looks to be well behind Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson in the competition to fill the No. 5 spot until Francisco Liriano is ready.