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Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Alex Dickerson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker and Mikolas were recently designated for assignment by the Padres.

Decker was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, and was one of the top 100 prospects in the game in 2010, ranking 82nd overall in Baseball America's rankings. He hit for a .286/.381/.443 line in 350 at-bats last year in Triple-A, then moved to the majors where he went 4-for-26. Decker is only 24 years old and he's a left-handed hitting outfielder who has power to his pull side. That works well in PNC Park. He has two option years remaining, so he isn't necessarily a guarantee to be on the 25-man roster on Opening Day.

Mikolas is a right-handed pitcher at 6' 5", 215 pounds. In 34 career innings in the majors he has a 3.44 ERA, a 6.4 K/9 and a 4.2 BB/9 ...

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