2010 Trade Deadline Recap

The 2010 trade deadline was kind of surreal.  In previous years, I would check MLB Trade Rumors several times a day, always trying to keep up with the latest rumors on where Pittsburgh Pirates players could end up.  This year there was very little trade talk, to the point where I went days without even going to the site at all.  Part of that was because the Pirates had traded so much away last year, but another part was that they...

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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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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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Pirates put Ryan Doumit on the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion, and have recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo from Indianapolis.  Doumit was injured yesterday in a collision at the plate.  The move pretty much guarantees that Doumit won’t be traded this season, as he will be on the disabled list when the July 31st trade deadline passes. Jaramillo was hitting for a .164/.250/.239 line in 67...

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Doumit out after foul tip

Ryan Doumit is out of the lineup tonight after a foul tip struck his mask in last night’s game. Erik Kratz will start in his place. Doumit may be available to pinch-hit.

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