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Pirates Send Pat Dorrian to Baltimore Orioles

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent INF Pat Dorrian to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon to complete the trade for right-handed pitcher Yefry Ramirez made late last month.

Dorrian was signed as a non-drafted free agent last year and batted .335/.432/.539 in 49 games, split between the GCL Pirates and Bristol. He wasn’t draft-eligible due to signing out of high school with the Atlanta Braves, before deciding to go to college instead. Dorrian, who turned 23 years old today, has been playing for Greensboro this season, where he hit .256/.346/.443 in 64 games, spending most of his time at third base.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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