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The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune.
Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. Andino has played mostly second base and shortstop, with a little time at third base, and defensive metrics grade him as an average middle infielder.
Since 2009, Andino owns a .236 batting average and .620 OPS in 1,308 MLB plate appearances. He is set to earn about $500,000 the rest of this season and is eligible for his third year of arbitration next season before becoming a free agent. Andino cleared waivers in May before being assigned to Tacoma, and we expect him to join the Pirates’ Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. The Pirates can open up a 40-man roster spot by placing Michael McKenry, who is out for the season, on the 60-day disabled list.
Let’s hope he is not sad anymore.
BEST OF MAXIM
Born: April 25, 1984
Drafted: 2nd Round, 52nd Overall, 2002 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Trade from Mariners (for PTBNL)
High School: Miami (FL) Southridge Sr HS
Agents: Bill Moore, Michael Maulini
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Andino was well regarded when the Marlins drafted him...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who walked off the mound nearly two months ago with left forearm discomfort, continued to progress in his recovery from the injury.
As reported by Tom Singer and Steven Petrella of MLB.com,
"Rodriguez played catch on flat ground from a distance of 60 feet, throwing "nice and easy, loose." He was again encouraged...
For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
Result: Pirates 5, Angels 4
Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.00) –...
In Altoona tonight, Casey Sadler makes his second start since coming back from a knee injury caused by a ball hit back up the middle from the first batter of the game in his June 30th start. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates...
Russ Canzler has been the only Pirates trade prior to the deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The biggest move the Pirates made this year on the trade market? Acquiring Russ Canzler for Tim Alderson. If you look around the league, you won’t find much different from other teams. Most teams were quiet on deadline day, whether that was buyers who didn’t upgrade, or sellers who...
PITTSBURGH -- Alex Presley hit a game-ending single off the glove of diving shortstop Pete Kozma with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Presley's sharp grounder off Kevin Siegrist (0-1) deflected off Kozma's glove and into shallow center field, allowing Russell...
Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Minor League operations Larry Broadway updates the progress of prospects in the Pirates minor league system.
Earlier today there was a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that the Pirates inquired on Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with a young starting pitcher.
Heard rumblings that #Pirates inquired about #Angels 1B Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with young SP; not sure if it has legs.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2013
It seems that those...
Russell Martin drove home Neal Walker with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Martin's sharp grounder off Trevor Rosenthal (1-2) rolled into left field, giving Walker enough time to score from second. The Pirates' fourth straight win over the Cardinals gave Pittsburgh a 2 1/2-game...
Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were really interested in Jeff Samardzija. James Santelli broke down the rumors, noting that the Pirates like Samardzija more than other teams. He also provided his thoughts on the deal in that article.
Here is the value of Samardzija, with my analysis and thoughts on him below.
NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates...
Houston likes Tyler Glasnow. Making them just like everyone in baseball. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)
Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he’s close to being traded.
Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow...
There is something so refreshing about a dominating performance. Francisco Liriano had one. Pedro Alvarez took the National League lead in homers. Gaby Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly! That might be the most surprising action of all. After a two month drought we can stop talking about that. Thank God they won last night. A…
Cardinals (62-44) at Pirates (65-42)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs go for the five game sweep tonight. Can you even imagine?
Joe Kelly (1-3, 3.44) vs. Charlie Morton (3-2, 3.59)
Not a thrilling matchup but both have pitched well lately. Charlie will look to make it four great starts out of five for the Bucs in this huge series.
Source: FanGraphs Source: FanGraphs Marlins series? What Marlins series? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Just two days have passed and it feels like losing two out of three over the weekend never happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates took both games of today’s doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals which resulted in three things.…