Sanchez wins Clemente Award
Pirates take Santos, Edwards off 40-man roster
Also today, third baseman Freddy Sanchez was named the unanimous winner of the local Roberto Clemente Award, given out annually since 1973 to the member of the Pirates who exemplifies Clemente's standard of excellence. It is chosen by a vote of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Sanchez, 28, became the franchise's 25th National League batting champion with a .344 average that was highest of anyone on the Pirates since Clemente's .345 in 1969.