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Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau For Alex Presley

Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Justin Morneau for Alex Presley, per Ken Rosenthal.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/373873556461219840

Justin Morneau has been acquired by the Pirates. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

We heard earlier that the Pirates were still trying for Morneau, and that they were willing to take on money. No word on what the cost for Morneau would be, but even if they took on the entire salary it wouldn't matter. This is a good deal for the Pirates. They didn't give up anything of value. They will have Jose Tabata, Travis Snider, Andrew Lambo, and Felix Pie as extra outfielders when rosters expand in September. Presley would have been out of options next year, and probably would have been non-tendered or designated for assignment. He could have some value to the Twins if they want to give him a shot as a starter or a fourth outfielder, but the Pirates have too many of those types.

As I said last night, Morneau gives the Pirates options. If Garre...

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