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Sanchez and Inge make Pirates' roster

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have told left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and third baseman Brandon Inge they will make the team's opening day roster.

The pair, signed to minor league contracts as free agents, would have been able to opt out of their deals if they hadn't been told by Tuesday they will be added to the 40-man roster.

Sanchez, a left-hander, will move into the No. 4 spot in the rotation. That job opened over the weekend, when right-hander Jeff Karstens was bothered by a sore shoulder. The 30-year-old Sanchez was 1-9 with an 8.07 ERA last season for Kansas City and Colorado. He pitched a no-hitter in 2009 for San Francisco.

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