Jim Negrych Traded to Marlins

Pittsburgh Pirates’ infield prospect Jim Negrych has been traded to the Florida Marlins, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger reported earlier this week that Negrych wanted to either be promoted to AAA, or released. Negrych is definitely deserving of a spot in AAA, as he put up a .295/.372/.416 line in 166 at-bats last year.  That followed a .274/.366/.361 line in 230 at-bats in Altoona.  However, his defense...

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Fields traded to Colorado

The Pirates traded infielder Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies today for a player to be named later or cash. Fields, a non-roster invitee, was optioned to minor league camp on Friday. He struggled this spring, hitting .172/.306/.207 in 29 at-bats. Fields was unlikely to see much playing time in the Pirates organization, due to a major logjam in the infield at Triple-A Indianapolis. Jeff Clement, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Corey...

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What The Indianapolis Infield Should Look Like

A few weeks ago I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, with a projection of how that lineup would look.  The summary of that projection: C - Jason Jaramillo (Dusty Brown) 1B - Matt Hague 2B - Josh Harrison (Jim Negrych) SS - Pedro Ciriaco (Brian Friday) 3B - Andy Marte DH - Jeff Clement or Josh Fields Candidates for outfield starting roles: Corey Wimberly, Steve Pearce Could arrive in May: Chase D’Arnaud, Jordy...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians’ infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions. With the season getting closer, let’s take a look at who could be in line to play in the Indianapolis...

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The 2011 Indianapolis Infield

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added Josh Fields on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.  The deal is a smart move to make, as Fields will most likely compete with Andy Marte for a backup corner infield role.  Regardless of which player wins, the role isn’t that important, and I’d much rather see someone like Marte or Fields get the job, with the remote chance that they could finally put things...

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