In the past 24 hours the Pittsburgh Pirates have added three big league players and a minor league pitcher to their club. On a busy trade deadline day, the Pirates continued with their plan since General Manager Neal Huntington took over 2007 -- to improve the Major League team without sacrificing the future.

The Pirates enter game action on Tuesday in second place in the National League Central Division, just three games back of the Cincinnati Reds. They also are tied with Atlanta for the top Wild Card spot. While the Reds added just a bullpen arm by the deadline, the Buccos made several trades improving their pitching, lineup and bench.

 
Travis Snider
Snider, 24, was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln. The former first round pick b...

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