The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have completed the Arquimedes Caminero deal with the Seattle Mariners, acquiring left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz and right-handed pitcher Pedro Vasquez. Brentz is 21 years old and currently in Low-A ball, while Vasquez is 20 years old and teammates with Brentz in Low-A.

Vasquez is a 6'4" right-handed pitcher, who has made eight starts for Clinton in the Midwest League. He has a 2.28 ERA in 43.1 innings, with a .223 BAA, an 0.90 WHIP and 30 strikeouts. He spent last season in the Dominican Summer League, where he pitched well as a first year pro. Vasquez has made quite a jump since then, and put up strong numbers, especially the four walks in 43.1 innings.

Brentz was originally drafted ...

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