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Pirates Looking at Red Sox Relievers

Pirates Looking at Red Sox Relievers

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (via MLBTR), the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at the bullpen of the Boston Red Sox. MLBTR points out that Vicente Padilla is one of the few pending free agents in Boston's bullpen, and that most of the relievers are under control beyond the 2012 season, which might make them less likely to be dealt.

If the Pirates made a trade, the player acquired wouldn't be eligible for the post-season if the team found a way to make it. However, the Bucs are currently three games back in the wild card race, and would need to pass Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and St. Louis to get to the post-season. So they'd have to worry about getting there first, before worrying about who is eligible....

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