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The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned pitcher Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for reliever Chad Qualls.
The Pirates announced the move Wednesday.
Pittsburgh is the third team this season for Qualls, who began the year with Philadelphia and was acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees on Tuesday. He is 2-1 with a 4.89 ERA this season.
McCutchen, who was recalled Tuesday, has not pitched in the majors this season after making 73 appearances with the Pirates a year ago.
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According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln’s spot in the bullpen.
McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A.
Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for Chad Qualls.
Qualls was acquired from the New York Yankees yesterday for first baseman Casey McGehee.
McCutchen was recalled on Tuesday but did not make a relief appearance.
The #Pirates have designated Drew Sutton for assignment, recalled Daniel McCutchen from Indy & Travis Snider has joined the team in Chicago.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 31, 2012
In order to balance out the roster with a correct amount of hitters and pitchers following last night’s Travis Snider trade, the Pirates announced they have designated Drew Sutton for...
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Interesting - the Pirates replaced Brad Lincoln by acquiring Chad Qualls from the Yankees, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
They got infielder Casey McGehee in return. With Gaby Sanchez joining the Pirates he was expendable.
I sure wish the Phillies had gotten that return.
Daniel McCutchen was recalled from Indianapolis and Drew Sutton was Designated For Assignment. I guess Sutton knew last last night after all. We will always remember that walk-off. Godspeed Mr. Sutton. McCutchen takes Lincoln’s spot in the bullpen. Bryan Morris stays in Indy. The Pirates trade Gorkys Hernandez and their competitive-balance pick to the Marlins [...]
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Born: August 17, 1978
Drafted: 2nd round, 67th overall, 2000 (Astros)
How Acquired: Trade from Yankees (for Casey McGehee)
College: University of Nevada-Reno
Agent: Matt Sosnick
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Qualls was a solid-to-good reliever for the Astros and Diamondbacks...
The #Pirates have acquired RHP Chad Qualls for INF Casey McGehee.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 31, 2012
News of the deal came just after the trade deadline as the Pirates and Yankees were able to squeak out a deal that will send corner infielder Casey McGehee to the Yankees for right-handed reliever Chad Qualls.
Qualls, 33, has a 4.89 ERA and 21:12 K:BB ratio over 38 2...
The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired right-handed pitcher Chad Qualls from the New York Yankees
in exchange for infielder Casey McGehee and cash considerations.
The Yankees have obtained third baseman Casey McGehee from Pittsburgh for reliever Chad Qualls, a move that follows injuries to Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira.
McGehee, 29, is hitting .230 with eight homers and 35 RBIs.
The 33-year-old Qualls was acquired by the Yankees from Philadelphia on July 1 and made eight appearances.
Rodriguez is on the disabled list after breaking a...
Last year's trade deadline all of a sudden looks tame. Neal Huntington went nuts over the past day acquiring pieces to potentially improve the Pittsburgh Pirates. The key word in that statement in potentially. It is no secret what the front office was trying to do. They weren't renting players like they did last year for an ultimately futile run. They made...
After acquiring Gaby Sanchez earlier in the afternoon, the Pirates got one more deal in before the deadline. They sent Casey McGehee to the Yankees for relief pitcher Chad Qualls.
The acquisition of Sanchez made McGehee expendable, which was pretty much the reason for the move. Qualls isn’t very good, and will probably become the last man out of the bullpen.
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In need of infield reinforcement with Alex Rodriguez sidelined due to a broken left hand and Mark Teixeira nursing a sore left wrist, the New York Yankees acquired Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls. McGehee, 29, has been the Pirates' regular first baseman this season, but he was the Milwaukee Brewers' regular third baseman the...
Got 2d confirm, #Yankeess did get McGehee for Qualls
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2012
This is apretty minor move and more of a compliment to the Gaby Sanchez deal than anything else (McGehee becomes redundant if the Pirates bring Sanchez up right away), but man, Chad Qualls is terrible. If he ends up on the roster instead of Bryan Morris, I will be pretty unhappy.
UPDATE 4:27 PM: Sherman updates that it’s $250,000.
UPDATE 4:25 PM: Sherman reports that the Pirates are sending $225,000 to the Yankees as part of the deal. That will probably come out of the $11.5 M the Yankees are sending the Pirates for A.J. Burnett.
UPDATE 4:11 PM: Qualls is under team control through the end of the year. He’s making $1.15 M this year, and not having a good...