Colin Dunlap of the Post Gazette has an update on Brandon Wood. He mentions that Wood has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Angels, and that the waiver process ends today at noon. The Pirates have the first overall pick (if you're wondering why, check out my Important Dates in 2011 post), and are almost certainly going to make a claim on Wood, according to Dunlap.
It looks like Wood will be claimed by the Pirates today.
With the Pirates having the number one pick, it appears that Wood will be a member of the organization by the end of the day. The only way that won't happen is if someone else makes a trade to get Wood, although off the top of my head I'm not 100% sure if trades are allowed at this stage in the waiver process.
As I mentioned the other day, I don't mind a claim on Wood, as long as he will be used as a bench player. There is a desire for an upgrade over Ronny Cedeno, but that doesn't mean anyone would be an upgrade. Wood definitely isn't an upgrade o...
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