Bucs land Gaby Sanchez for bench

Clint Hurdle has the veteran presence he’s sought for his bench.

With an hour to go to the  trade deadline, the Pirates acquired Gaby Sanchez from the Marlins in exchange for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, as well as the compensation pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft recently awarded by lottery to the Bucs.

This is a swap between two offensively challenged players. The difference is that Sanchez, who was batting .202 in 55 games with Miami, has a productive past. The 28-year-old combined for 38 homers and 163 RBIs in 2010-11.

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I think the acquisition will help the Buccos through the dog days, Tom. Now, if Gabby can put up some numbers like Hurricane Bob Hazle did for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957, we’ll all be happy. In your opinion what were the ten best and ten worst mid- season acquisitions in Pirates history? Perhaps we can compare lists.

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