Kevin Correia Signing Announced

The Pirates officially announced the Correia signing.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of Kevin Correia today, a week after they agreed to terms with the free agent right hander.  The delay between the agreement and the signing was expected, due to Correia’s wife having a baby last week.  Before Correia is added to the 40-man roster, a spot needs to be opened up, since the 40-man roster is currently full.

Jennifer Langosch mentions that a spot could be cleared either tonight or Monday, when the Correia signing becomes MLB official.  If the Pirates are going to designate someone for assignment, my guess is that it would be Chris Leroux.  Since they don’t have to remove anyone until Monday, it could be possible that they use the extra days to try and trade Ryan Doumit, which would also clear a roster spot (assuming they didn’t receive any 40-man roster additions in return).

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  • John DiVito

    If this is the type of trade deadline this is going to be, Pirates fans have to ask themselves this:
    Are we willing to not make a move this year, so we can stay competitive for the next 10 years? Or will we lament about not going “all in” this year?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Dimmick/100000318490900 Steve Dimmick

      i say play it out, i would rather be good this year and great the next few!

      • Dave Parker’s Unfiltered Camel

        I agree. I would take my chances on Marte. If he doesn’t work out this year, no big deal. He gets a two month taste of the big leagues as part of his development. Then use the Indy pitchers as needed to help the big league team.

  • NorCalBuc

    NO WAY trade away any of our potential studs such as Heredia, Tallion, Cole or Marte. In the past, did the PBC trade away McCutchen, Tabata, Walker or Pedro. NO. Hold onto the VEY HIGH end talent. YES, trade surplus from Indy, such as Morris, Locke, Owens, Wilson, VandenHurk, Alderson.

  • TonyPenaforHOF

    Excellent article!