Huntington on Doumit, Olsen, Rodriguez

Rob Biertempfel has some updates from General Manager Neal Huntington:

The trade market for Doumit has died down.

-Trade talks for Ryan Doumit have died down, according to Huntington.  He did mention that things usually pick back up the first few weeks of the season.  I think it’s pretty much a guarantee that Doumit will open the season with the team.  As for his trade value, I don’t think that’s going to increase in a bench role.  Unless we see a ton of catching injuries around the league, I think Doumit will be sticking around for awhile.

-Scott Olsen, who has been recovering from a strained left hamstring, will be throwing a side session on Monday.  Huntington said Olsen hasn’t fallen too far behind Charlie Morton in the battle for the 5th starter job.

-Josh Rodriguez, the 2010 Rule 5 pick, hasn’t seen much playing time, but still has a chance to make the team.  Huntington said the Pirates would try to trade for him and retain his rights before they returned him to Cleveland.

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