Gaby Sanchez gets settled in with Pirates
Aug/02/12 09:01 AM Filed in: Gaby Sanchez
CHICAGO -- The head of Gaby Sanchez, possibly the first Major League player ever traded while on paternity leave, finally stopped spinning when he arrived in the Pirates' clubhouse Wednesday morning.
"It's been a crazy couple of days. But one of those good things -- becoming a father and at the same time getting traded to a team playing really well in the hunt," said Sanchez, whose first child, Sky, was born on Friday. "I was in the hospital with the baby when everything was going on with the phone calls and all the other crazy stuff."
Sanchez served as Miami manager Ozzie Guillen's cleanup batter only twice this season, but had primarily swung in the four-hole during his 4 1/2 seasons with the Marlins.
"This team's been playing really well," Sanchez said. "Its great to be a part of it now."