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The Marlins send Gaby Sanchez to Pittsburgh for Gorkys Hernandez

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Less than an hour until the deadline and the trades are coming faster now. The latest: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are sending Gaby Sanchez to the Pirates in exchange for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a competitive-balance pick.

Sanchez, a first baseman, has cratered this year, hitting .202/.250/.306 in 196 major league plate appearances. He was demoted to New Orleans in early July, however, and has turned it around down there, hitting .302/.431/.491, albeit in a Pacific Coast League parks. He represents a potential upgrade for the Pirates if he can get back to his old form, but is by no means a sure thing.

Hernandez has a mere 26 major league plate appearances in his life -- all this year -- in which he went 2 for 24. At Indianapolis he has hit .257/.353/.346.