Tag Archives: Octavio Dotel
Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are casting a wide net for relief pitching help, mentioning that Jason Frasor, Octavio Dotel, and Koji Uehara are all on… Read more
The Pirates carry a 41 man roster since Friday, then wait until the day I’m out of town to make their move. Also while I was gone, there were some… Read more
The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams to have inquired on Octavio Dotel, according to a tweet from Enrique Rojas of ESPN (tweet is in Spanish). Rojas mentions the… Read more
Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but critics have scoffed at the decision to bring in Park. I have spent parts of the morning wondering why.
The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona, Javier Lopez to the Giants and Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers. Let’s take a look at how all of these roster changes will affect the remainder of the 2010 season.
The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. The Pirates are paying Los Angeles $500,000. McDonald will join the major league team and Lambo will head to Double-A Altoona.