Tag: Javier Lopez
Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, plus one team makes a trade for another pennant run. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps an exciting game from a team that went on to win the World Series. The Trade On this date in 1992, the Pirates traded third baseman Steve Buechele to […]
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right handed pitcher Joe Martinez from Indianapolis. Martinez was acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on July 31st, along with outfielder John Bowker, in exchange for Javier Lopez. Bowker was recalled by the Pirates when rosters expanded on September 1st. Martinez was used mostly as a starter […]
Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but critics have scoffed at the decision to bring in Park. I have spent parts of the morning wondering why.
The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona, Javier Lopez to the Giants and Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers. Let’s take a look at how all of these roster changes will affect the remainder of the 2010 season.
The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. The Pirates are paying Los Angeles $500,000. McDonald will join the major league team and Lambo will head to Double-A Altoona.