Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s latest transactions update. The three players were right-hander Eliecer Cardenas, infielder Greg Picart, and outfielder Anthony Norman. The most notable was Cardenas. He was acquired as the player to be named later in the Matt Diaz trade last year. He put up strong numbers last year in high-A, but dealt with an elbow issue this...

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Pirates Complete Matt Diaz Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed the Matt Diaz trade, acquiring right handed pitcher Eliecer Cardenas from the Atlanta Braves as the player to be named later. The 23-year-old Dominican native went 4-3 with seven saves and a 2.11 ERA in 45 minor league games this season, striking out 76 batters in 59.2 innings.  Cardenas finished the season with Lynchburg in the Carolina League where he posted a 0.79 ERA in 56.2 innings, with an...

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