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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Chase Traded

The Yankees DFA'd Chase Wright to make room for the return of Andy Pettitte. MLB Trade Rumors reports that he's been traded to the Brewers, for outfielder/catcher Eric Fryer. (Outfielder/catcher? That's not a combination you see very often. Though I guess there's Craig Wilson...)

The Brewers also signed Ramiro Medoza. has a Pirates roster rundown. Their roster is mostly set, with only two bench spots up for grabs in spring training. They will likely go an infielder and an outfielder. Andy Phillips is one of five players vying for the infielder spot. Luis Cruz, who is on the 40-man roster, likely has the inside track.

However, Cruz has some intriguing competition. There is (Garrett) Jones, who, like Hinske, could be a pinch-hitting power threat. Jones, 27, has just brief Major League experience, but he hit .279 with 23 homers, 33 doubles and 92 RBIs as a first baseman and outfielder in Triple-A last year. He led the International League in total bases and finished second in extra-base hits.

Phillips would give the Pirates needed versatility since he can play anywhere in the infield. He does have substantial Major League experience, having hit .250 with 14 homers and 70 RBIs in 557 big league at-bats.

The other two, former Reds Pedro Lopez and Anderson Machado, are long shots.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:43 PM


Wilkin Castillo plays the outfield and is also a catcher. Though someone might want to alert Dusty to that fact.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 07, 2009 3:37 PM  

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