The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Brian Friday to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Christian Marrero. Friday once looked like the shortstop of the future in Pittsburgh, with a .287/.365/.387 line in 341 at-bats in high-A in 2008, at the age of 22. He has since struggled at the plate, and has become more of an organizational player.
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