Report: Pirates close to signing P Sanchez

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to completing a deal with free agent left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez,'s Jon Heyman reported Monday.
It's unclear whether it will be a major-league deal or a minor-league contract after Sanchez suffered through a poor 2012 season.
He went 1-9 with an 8.07 earned-run average last season with the Royals and Rockies.
Sanchez, 30, didn't make a start after August 3 because of left biceps tendinitis.