Sanchez departs due to blurred vision
Second baseman to have eye reevaluated on Wednesday
HOUSTON - After playing one inning on Tuesday night, Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez was removed from the game because of blurred vision in his right eye.
After the Pirates' 9-3 loss, manager John Russell said that Sanchez will continue to try and treat the problem with eye drops and will be reevaluated on Wednesday. With so many extra players with the team, though, the second baseman likely won't make the start on Wednesday.
The blurriness in Sanchez's vision could be related to a problem he had with his right eye last season. Sanchez had to have a small piece of metal removed from his eye in April 2007 and has used eye drops during bouts of blurriness since then.
Sanchez grounded out to third in his only at-bat of the game after coming into the contest having hit safely in 12 of his past 14 games at Minute Maid Park.
Luis Rivas replaced Sanchez in the field and in the second spot in the batting order.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.