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The Pirates made two minor trades on Wednesday, acquiring Vin Mazzaro, Clint Robinson, and Zach Stewart from the Royals and Red Sox. The Bucs sent minor leaguers Luis Rico and Luis Santos to Kansas City for Mazzaro and Robinson, and they will send Boston a player to be named later in exchange for Stewart.
Mazzaro, Robinson, and Stewart were added to the 40-man roster, and to clear space Matt Hague and Yamaico Navarro were designated for assignment. The roster is now full, but there are obviously plenty of other expendable pieces the Bucs won’t hesitate to cut loose if they make more moves in the near future.
Of course, there was all kinds of mutiny and laughter on Twitter after these trades were made this morning. They’re little depth moves, people…please don’t mistake them for legitimate trades that the Pirates are expecting to be earth-shattering and offseason defining:
Pirates replace marginally useless players with other marginally useless players, everybody freak out
— Brian M...
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The Royals have traded right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico.
Mazzaro was 4-3 with a 5.73 ERA for the Royals while filling in as a spot starter because of injuries last season. Robinson struck out twice in his first four major league at-bats. Both were designated for assignment on Nov...
Born: February 16, 1985
Drafted: 25th Round, 756th Overall, 2007 (Royals)
How Acquired: Trade (from Royals) with Vin Mazzaro for Luis Rico and Luis Santos
College: Troy University
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by John Viril—
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Three Moves That Just Happened, Mostly
2. GIF: Cory Burns’s Actual Real Changeup
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Mexican Pacific League
Three Moves That Just Happened, Mostly
Here are three moves that happened yesterday (Wednesday), so far as the author can tell.
Pittsburgh Acquires Clint Robinson...