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Pirates Acquire Ryan Ludwick For PTBNL

Pirates Acquire Ryan Ludwick For PTBNL

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in the mix for San Diego Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick, as of last night.  We heard yesterday from Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports that Cleveland and Pittsburgh were the two teams making up the field for Ludwick, with Cleveland being more likely.  The Pirates added Derrek Lee last night, but still have a need for outfielders, especially with Alex Presley and Jose Tabata both dealing with injuries this year.

My preference would be Jason Kubel, although the Twins have said they don't want to deal him.  We also have heard that talks for Josh Willingham have fallen through, and never really took off.  That leaves Ludwick as one of the few remaining outfielders who the Pirates have been connected to.

UPDATE 11:09 AM: Jon Heyman of SI...

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