Found December 08, 2011 on Where Is Andy Van Slyke:
When the news broke this afternoon that the Pirates were no longer in on Wilson Betemit and that they'd made their roster moves to accomodate Erik Bedard and Nate McLouth without releasing Ross Ohlendorf, my gut feeling was that it was a sign that there was another move in the offing. It turns out that was a good instinct: the Pirates traded Brooks Pounders and Diego Goris tonight to Kansas City for infielder Yamaico Navarro, and it appears that the corresponding move to create space on the 40-man will be to release Ohlendorf. Navarro's just turned 24 and he's spent a bit of time in the big leagues with both the Royals and Red Sox in 2010 and 2011. The Pirates interest likely comes in the form of his decent walk-rate and .430 minor league slugging percentage, even though his big league numbers aren't great. He does indeed have an interesting minor league profile and you can see why a team in search of a utility guy would be interested in him over, say, Wilson Betemit...

Bucs acquire infielder Yamaico Navarro

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitcher Brooks Pounders and infielder Diego Goris.

Pirates Acquire Yamaico Navarro

The Pirates have acquired Yamaico Navarro from the Royals in exchange for Brooks Pounders and Diego Goris. tweets Jenifer Langosch of Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star first broke news that Navarro was heading to Pittsburgh (Twitter link).

Royals shopping Navarro to clear roster space for Rule 5 Draft

The Royals battled the clock Wednesday in an effort to trade utility infielder Yamaico Navarro to enable them to make a selection Thursday in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings. Pittsburgh, Seattle and Houston appeared possible destinations.

Bucs nab Navarro from Kansas City

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for a pair of minor leaguers.

Pirates acquire infielder Navarro from KC

The Pirates made a trade late on Wednesday to acquire infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Royals in exchange for Minor Leaguers Brooks Pounders and Diego Goris.

Royals trade Yamaico Navarro to Pirates, make space for Rule 5 Draft

The Royals traded infielder Yamaico Navarro to Pittsburgh for two minor-league players late Wednesday in a clock-beating move that cleared a roster space prior to Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings.

Rule 5 Draft: Pirates pick Gustavo Nunez from Tigers, lose Brett Lorin

As it turns out, the Pirates released Ross Ohlendorf last night to create a space on the roster to make a Rule 5 pick today, not to make room for Yamaico Navarro. The roster spot for Navarro will apparently be cleared sometime this afternoon. The draft is in about five minutes. I'm busy this morning, but I'll try to get this post updated as quickly as I can. Until then,...

Pirates sever ties with Ohlendorf

The Pirates ran out of patience with Ross Ohlendorf, releasing the right-hander early Thursday morning.

Jeremy Hefner Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner for assignment in order to make room for Yamaico Navarro on the 40-man roster. Hefner was originally claimed by the Pirates on November 18th, after being designated for assignment by the Padres. The Pirates will have ten days to trade, waive, or release Hefner. If he clears waivers, the team can assign him to AAA.

Pirates Release Ross Ohlendorf

The Pirates have released Ross Ohlendorf, tweets's Jenifer Langosch. The 29-year-old had been a Pirate since the Yankees traded him to Pittsburgh in 2008's Xavier Nady/Jose Tabata deal. Ohlendorf was coming off a dismal 2011 campaign in which he posted an 8.15 ERA in nine starts for the Pirates. He was arbitration eligible, and MLBTR's projected a salary...

Pirates part ways with starter Ohlendorf

The Pirates have given up on pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, and announced they have released the 29-year-old right-hander.

Lee declines arbitration, Ohlendorf released

DALLAS -- The Pirates released Ross Ohlendorf late Wednesday night, around the same time they learned that Derrek Lee declined their offer of salary arbitration;
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