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The Pirates made some moves on Monday – not big ones, but still somewhat notable. They acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and reliever Miles Mikolas from the Padres, sending them prospect Clint Robinson in exchange. Decker and Mikolas were both added to the 40-man roster, so to make room, the Bucs designated Kyle McPherson and Garrett Jones for assignment. The three guys in the trade are all minor leaguers, so the DFA of Jones is probably the biggest news here. It’s not as if the Pirates are upgrading from him with this particular move, but he was certain to be a goner this offseason. He was up for arbitration, meaning he’d get a decent raise from his 2013 salary of $4.5M despite a pretty brutal season — .233 average, .708 OPS, 15 HR’s in 440 plate appearances. He went in to a bad slump late in the year, forcing the Bucs to make a move and bring in Justin Morneau. And as I noted several times, the numbers are misleading – they came almost exclusively against right handed pitching. The ...
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