Friday, July 31, 2009

Pirates Make 7 Trades Leading Up To Trading Deadline

Since June 3rd The Pittsburgh Pirates have made over a half a dozen trades involving 10 Pirates Players. The trades in chronological order are:

June 3rd

The Pirates traded outfielder Nate McLouth to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, right handed pitcher Charlie Morton, and left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke.

At the time of the trade the Pirates promoted 2005 1st round draft pick Andrew McCutchen from class Triple-A Indianapolis.

June 30th

The Pirates traded outfielder Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for outfielder/catcher Eric Fryer and right handed pitcher Casey Erickson.

The Pirates then promoted outfielder Garret Jones from class Triple-A Indianapolis.

Later in the day the Pirates traded outfielder Nyjer Morgan and pitcher Sean Burnet to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Lastings Milledge and right handed pitcher Joel Hanrahan.

July 22nd

The Pirates traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox for shortstop Argenis Diaz and right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland.

July 29th

The Pirates traded shortstop Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners for first baseman Jeff Clement, shortstop Ronny Cedeno, right handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.

Later in the day the Pirates announced the trade of second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Fransico Giants for right handed pitcher Tim Alderson.

July 30th

The Pirates traded left handed pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Josh Harrison and right handed pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio.

The Major League Baseball trading deadline is July 31st at 4:00pm

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