Tag: Zach Duke
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez from the Arizona Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Zach Duke trade. Valdez has spent the last two seasons as a starter in AAA for Arizona, combining for a 5.34 ERA in 193.2 innings, along with a 7.1 K/9 and a […]
The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight. Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents. This can lead to some potential trades, as one team’s non-tender candidate can be another team’s treasure. The Pirates shouldn’t have any big surprises with […]
The Zach Duke era with the Pittsburgh Pirates is officially over. After designating the left handed starter for assignment on Friday, the Pirates traded Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. According to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks aren’t likely to tender an arbitration offer to Duke, […]
In a somewhat surprising move, the Pirates designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young for assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster. It was not surprising that those players were let go, bit I figured the front office would hang on to them until the non-tender deadline in an attempt to make a trade.
Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, after trying to trade their former closer and getting no interest. Following the non-tender, Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington said that the money that would have gone to Capps would go to finding a replacement. The Pirates went on to sign Octavio Dotel for $3.5 M, and also […]
The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche, and Delwyn Young for assignment. The five players added were Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, Tony Watson, Kyle McPherson, and as reported here earlier, Michael Crotta. The moves to clear […]
The 2010 winners of the Fielding Bible Awards were announced today, along with the complete voting tallies. Unsurprisingly, no Pirates defenders took home an award. Scanning the lists of players receiving votes, very few Pirates were even considered.