Eric Hinske traded to the Yankees

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for two prospects: outfielder Eric Fryer and pitcher Casey Erickson. Fryer is 23 years old and was in high A ball in the New York system. He was taken in the 10th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, and traded to the Yankees in February in exchange for Chase Wright. So far this season he is hitting .250/.333/.344 with 2 homers in...

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Spring Training Battles: Bench

The bulk of Pittsburgh’s free agent activity this winter has been additions to the bench. In fact, the only two major league contracts the Pirates have handed out to free agents thus far have been bench players. For a team that traded two of it’s best players, and struggled mightily in the rotation all season, that may not be the best strategy. That’s not to say the Pirates didn’t make good moves here....

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