The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up a busy week at the Winter Meetings by taking four players in the Rule 5 draft, three from the AAA phase of the draft. During the week they added two major league free agents, made one trade, and cut ties with Ross Ohlendorf. Here is a list of the players added, dropped, traded, or just generally involved in a transaction this week.
Erik Bedard - He's had a lot of health problems throughout his career, but when healthy he's the best pitcher on the staff. This will be his first time pitching in the NL, and he will have an added advantage as a lefty in PNC Park. Combined that could allow him to put up some great numbers. The Pirates got him at a good value. He received $4.5 M guaranteed, plus $500 K in performance bonuses, starting at 150 inning...
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