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Pirates Engaging Clubs in Trade Talks, But Market is Slow Right Now

Pirates Engaging Clubs in Trade Talks, But Market is Slow Right Now

After the Pirates took 2-of-3 from the Cleveland Indians and headed back to Pittsburgh, General Manager Neal Huntington and skipper Clint Hurdle both said their plan was to have a sit down conversation to discuss ways to improve the ball club both internally and externally as the trade deadline approaches.

"Clint and I talk multiple times everyday," Huntington said. "There are times where it’s good to sit down and walk through what he’s seeing, what he’s thinking. What I’m seeing, what I’m thinking. We work as hard as we can to make sure we’re on the same page and have the same mindset as we go forward. We work through our challenges, we worked through our differences and put some things together…What might we be able to do at what cost? What can’t we do? And ultimately, what do we have internally for some options to fall back on."

There have been several reports that the club has interest in infielders Chase Headley from San Diego and Kevin Youkilis from Boston. There has also b...

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