The Pirates acquired Robby Rowland from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Brett Lorin.
Robby Rowland was about to lay down for a nap a few hours before tip-off in the Final Four game between Kentucky and Louisville when he got the call. Arizona Diamondbacks farm director called to inform Rowland that he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates received Rowland in a deal that allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to keep 2011 Rule 5 pick Brett Lorin. Arizona drafted Lorin in December after the Pirates' left the right-hander off the 40-man roster, making him unprotected for the draft. The Diamondbacks didn't have a spot for him on the 25-man roster. They would have had to put him through waivers, taking a risk that another team would claim him, or that he would clear wa...
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