Burres optioned to make room for Eveland

The Pirates demoted pitcher Brian Burres to Triple-A Indianapolis today. The move makes room for the recently acquired Dana Eveland.

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Leftover Ronald Uviedo Videos

I’ve seen Ronald Uviedo pitch live twice this year, and I was holding on to the videos in anticipation of seeing him again, or in the event that he would be promoted to AAA.  With today’s trade of Uviedo to the Toronto Blue Jays for Dana Eveland, I figured it’s now or never with the videos. There are two innings here.  The first inning was on April 13th against Richmond, in Altoona.  Uviedo faced four...

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Pirates deal Uviedo to Toronto for Eveland

The Pirates traded minor league reliever Ronald Uviedo to the Blue Jays for starting pitcher Dana Eveland today. Eveland will join the Pirates rotation.

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Eveland trade a head-scratcher

Dana EvelandI find almost nothing even remotely interesting about Dana Eveland. He is essentially a poor-man’s Zach Duke, without the good control. I have no idea what Neal Huntington sees in him, other than a high ground ball rate. Giving up a prospect with a live arm to acquire him is perplexing.

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Pirates trade Ronald Uviedo for Dana Eveland

Earlier today I saw that the Pirates were preparing to claim Dana Eveland from the Toronto Blue Jays.  Eveland had been designated for assignment on May 23rd by the Blue Jays, after posting a 6.45 ERA in 44.2 innings in Toronto’s rotation. Then I saw that the acquisition wasn’t a waiver claim, but was actually a trade, with the Pirates sending Ronald Uviedo to Toronto in exchange for Eveland.  I will say that...

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