Pirates send Carrasco, Church, Crosby to Arizona for Snyder

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent reliever D.J. Carrasco, outfielder Ryan Church, and infielder Bobby Crosby to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade for catcher Chris Snyder (here is Snyder’s player page).  The deal is basically Carrasco for Snyder, as Church and Crosby have no value, and will basically be traded to off-set salaries. Snyder is owed $1,687,159 for the remainder of the season.  The trio the Pirates sent...

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Pirates to call up Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to call up infielders Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from AAA.  This is very interesting, as it indicates a potentially big trade in the works.  Langosch mentions that the move could be related to the Chris Snyder trade, as the Pirates will be acquiring Snyder once MLB approves how much money Arizona is sending to Pittsburgh in the deal. Snyder will take one roster spot,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Syracuse 8-6.  Brad Lincoln pitched six innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 0.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits.  Derek Hankins pitched 0.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3...

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Pirates to acquire Chris Snyder

According to John Perrotto via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will acquire catcher Chris Snyder from the Arizona Diamondbacks once MLB approves the amount of cash being sent to the Pirates by Arizona.  Snyder is under team control through the 2012 season, although the 2012 season is a $6.75 M club option with a $750,000 buyout.  Snyder is owed about $1.7 M for the remainder of the 2010 season, $5.75 M in 2011, and is guaranteed the...

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Syracuse Avoids Sweep With 8-6 Win Over Indians

SYRACUSE AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 8-6 WIN OVER INDIANS Tribe 2006 MVP Maldonado Plays Key Role In Chiefs’ Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Catcher Carlos Maldonado, who was named the Indianapolis Indians’ MVP in 2006, gave the Chiefs an early 3-1 lead with a three-run double in the second inning, before the backstop successfully laid down a critical sacrifice bunt in a four-run seventh to help Syracuse avoid a four-game series sweep and...

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