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1991 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1990 / 1992

98-64, Finished 1st in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (98-64)
GM: Larry Doughty (Fired 1/6/1992), Farm Dir: Chet Montgomery, Scouting Dir: Jack Zduriencik
Scored 768 runs, Allowed 632 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67

Ballparks: Three Rivers Stadium · Attendance: 2,065,302 (7th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 96

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1990 / 1992 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 15, 1990

Mark Huismann granted Free Agency.

Danny Sheaffer granted Free Agency.

Jay Tibbs granted Free Agency.

Greg Tubbs granted Free Agency.

October 20, 1990

John Cangelosi granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1990

Wally Backman granted Free Agency.

Doug Bair granted Free Agency.

Rafael Belliard granted Free Agency.

Sid Bream granted Free Agency.

Ted Power granted Free Agency.

Gary Redus granted Free Agency.

Jerry Reuss granted Free Agency.

R.J. Reynolds granted Free Agency.

Don Slaught granted Free Agency.

Zane Smith granted Free Agency.

November 20, 1990

Signed Kevin Blankenship as a free agent.

December 6, 1990

Signed Zane Smith as a free agent.

December 10, 1990

Signed Gary Redus as a free agent.

December 19, 1990

Signed Don Slaught as a free agent.

December 20, 1990

Dann Bilardello granted Free Agency.

Selected Rosario Rodriguez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

December 21, 1990

Signed Steve Fireovid as a free agent.

December 22, 1990

Signed Joe Redfield as a free agent.

January 9, 1991

Signed Curt Wilkerson as a free agent.

January 10, 1991

Signed Eddie Zambrano as a free agent.

January 25, 1991

Signed Jeff Schulz as a free agent.

January 28, 1991

Signed Greg Tubbs as a free agent.

February 4, 1991

Signed Mark Huismann as a free agent.

February 11, 1991

Signed Cecil Espy as a free agent.

March 21, 1991

Signed Esteban Loaiza as an amateur free agent.

Traded Tommy Shields to the Baltimore Orioles. Received a player to be named later. The Baltimore Orioles sent Tony Beasley (minors) (September 5, 1991) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

March 29, 1991

Traded Steve Carter to the Chicago Cubs. Received Gary Varsho.

April 5, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Greg Sims (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received Joey Meyer.

May 3, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Carmelo Martinez to the Kansas City Royals. Received Victor Cole.

May 16, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Mike York to the Cleveland Indians. Received Mitch Webster.

May 29, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Ramon Morel as an amateur free agent.

June 3, 1991 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Ruebel in the 3rd round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1991.

Drafted Tony Womack in the 7th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1991.

Drafted Marc Pisciotta in the 19th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1991.

Drafted Dustin Hermanson in the 39th round of the 1991 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 11, 1991 (Standings)

Released Mark Huismann.

June 29, 1991 (Standings)

Signed Jason Christiansen as an amateur free agent.

July 3, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Mitch Webster to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jose Gonzalez.

August 1, 1991 (Standings)

Signed John Moses as a free agent.

August 2, 1991 (Standings)

Traded Lynn Carlson (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Brian Dorsett.

August 5, 1991 (Standings)

Released John Moses.

August 15, 1991 (Standings)

Jose Gonzalez selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

August 30, 1991 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Kurt Miller to the Texas Rangers. Received Steve Buechele. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Hector Fajardo (September 6, 1991) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

October 15, 1991 (Standings)

Brian Dorsett granted Free Agency.

Steve Fireovid granted Free Agency.

Greg Tubbs granted Free Agency.

Eddie Zambrano granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1991

Joe Redfield granted Free Agency.

Jeff Schulz granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1991

Bobby Bonilla granted Free Agency.

Steve Buechele granted Free Agency.

Bob Kipper granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1991

Mike LaValliere granted Free Agency.

November 4, 1991

Bob Walk granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1991

Curt Wilkerson granted Free Agency.

November 11, 1991

Signed Al Martin as a free agent.

November 13, 1991

Signed Greg Tubbs as a free agent.

Signed Eddie Zambrano as a free agent.

November 19, 1991

Selected Terry McDaniel off waivers from the New York Mets.

December 9, 1991

Drafted Miguel Batista from the Montreal Expos in the 1991 rule 5 draft.

Signed Brian Fisher as a free agent.

December 12, 1991

Signed Steve Buechele as a free agent.

December 31, 1991

Signed Bob Walk as a free agent.

January 3, 1992

Signed Mike LaValliere as a free agent.

January 7, 1992

Signed Jose Tolentino as a free agent.

January 22, 1992

Signed Mike Dalton as a free agent.

Signed Brian Dorsett as a free agent.

Signed Mark Petkovsek as a free agent.

Signed Joe Redfield as a free agent.

January 29, 1992

Signed Dave Clark as a free agent.

February 12, 1992

Signed Wiki Gonzalez as an amateur free agent.

March 10, 1992

Traded Neal Heaton to the Kansas City Royals. Received Kirk Gibson.

March 11, 1992

Signed Dennis Lamp as a free agent.

March 17, 1992

Traded John Smiley to the Minnesota Twins. Received Midre Cummings and Denny Neagle.

March 19, 1992

Released Bill Landrum.

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1990 / 1992 Trades and Transactions