The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the addition of Kevin Correia yesterday around 5:00 PM, which was supposed to come with a corresponding move where the Pirates would remove someone from the 40-man roster, creating space for Correia. However, we learned yesterday that the Pirates have until Monday to make such a decision, as that is when the move becomes MLB official (presumably due to MLB office hours).
We knew Correia had agreed to a deal for about a week, but the timing of the announcement was very interesting. I don't think it's a coincidence that the Pirates waited until 5:00 PM on a Friday to make the deal official. This gives them two extra days to make a decision on who they will remove from the 40-man roster. Those extra days seem unnecessary when you consider that:
-The Pirates knew since the winter meetings that they would need to clear a roster spot, since they agreed to deals with Scott Olsen, Kevin Correia, Matt Diaz, and L...
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