Comments on: Pirates Claim Two, Outright Pagnozzi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-claim-two-outright-pagnozzi.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:58:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Steve http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-claim-two-outright-pagnozzi.html#comment-10513 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21689#comment-10513 My guess is that they wanted him for minor league depth.  When they picked him up, they got an up close look at him, along with the opportunity to have their doctors look at him.  If they are satisfied, then they can offer him a minor league contract.  I would imagine that he accepts.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-claim-two-outright-pagnozzi.html#comment-10510 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21689#comment-10510 I have not figured out why they got Pagnozzi in the first place, he is not going to make the 25 man, he is not going to catch at AAA with Sanchez arriving and either the Fort or Jaramillo going back to AAA.
Lack of catchers burned them last year with all the injuries, but that was a fluke.

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By: Steve http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-claim-two-outright-pagnozzi.html#comment-10507 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21689#comment-10507 I wouldn’t be surprised if they are DFAd today.  Since we will be the last to to that , if they clear waivers they will serve as minor league depth.  It is unlikely that someone else will save room on their 40 man for these guys, and they won’t hit waivers until later, forcing teams to DFA a current player, or use a spot set aside for a FA signing or Rule 5 pick.  That is, if I understand this transaction thing correctly.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-claim-two-outright-pagnozzi.html#comment-10503 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21689#comment-10503 Dumpster diving again, why waste those spots on 40 man for guys who aren’t very good?

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