Looking through the site archives, I noticed two noteworthy items that happened on this date in the last two years:
-Two years ago today, the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to an extension with Nate McLouth. At the time, McLouth was coming off a 2008 season where he hit for a .276/.356/.497 line, with 26 homers and 23 stolen bases. He was one of three extensions signed that off-season, joining Paul Maholm and Ryan Doumit.
As we know, McLouth was traded four months later, in a surprise move that brought back Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, and Gorkys Hernandez. McLouth was hitting for a .256/.349/.470 line in 168 at-bats before the trade. Since the trade he has hit for a .229/.330/.379 line in 581 at-bats with the Braves, and was demoted to AAA for parts of the 2010 season.
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