Grabow and Gorzelanny dealt to Cubs

Dejan is reporting that a trade sending John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Cubs is nearly complete. There are no further details, but I would hope to receive a pretty nice return. Grabow will likely end up as a Type A free agent this offseason, which could potentially net a valuable draft pick for the Pirates. Gorzelanny has pitched pretty well in Triple-A this season, and I still see him as a piece in the future rotation. Hopefully, Neal Huntington has some more tricks up his sleeve.

I will update further when more details become available. As always, watch the Twitter feed and the PBC Blog for up to the second news.

UPDATE (5:45 PM): Dejan reports that the deal is done.  Still no word on a return.  Stay tuned.

UPDATE (5:53 PM): From Jen Langosch’s Twitter feed: “Pirates deal John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to Cubs for RHP Kevin Hart, RHP Jose Ascanio, IF Josh Harrison”

Author: Matt Bandi

Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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