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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

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67-95, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Russell (67-95)
GM: Neal Huntington, Scouting Dir: Greg Smith
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 884 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-95

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,609,076 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 96

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 2, 2007

Marty McLeary granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007

Humberto Cota granted Free Agency.

Don Kelly granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2007

Danny Kolb granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

Selected Kevin Thompson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

October 25, 2007

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Carlos Maldonado granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2007

Selected Phil Dumatrait off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 29, 2007

Chris Aguila granted Free Agency.

Tony Armas granted Free Agency.

Peter Bergeron granted Free Agency.

Dewon Brazelton granted Free Agency.

Mark Corey granted Free Agency.

Yurendell de Caster granted Free Agency.

Einar Diaz granted Free Agency.

Kevin Gryboski granted Free Agency.

Jose Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Russ Johnson granted Free Agency.

Luis Ordaz granted Free Agency.

Bret Prinz granted Free Agency.

Jason Roach granted Free Agency.

Mike Ryan granted Free Agency.

Michael Tejera granted Free Agency.

Chris Truby granted Free Agency.

Jairo Asencio granted Free Agency.

John Wasdin granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Shawn Chacon granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2007

Signed Carlos Maldonado as a free agent.

November 16, 2007

Cesar Izturis granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2007

Signed Michel Hernandez as a free agent.

November 20, 2007

Selected Jimmy Barthmaier off waivers from the Houston Astros.

November 28, 2007

Shane Youman selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

November 29, 2007

Released Josh Phelps.

December 3, 2007

Selected Ty Taubenheim off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Selected Josh Wilson off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Evan Meek from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Released Jose Castillo.

December 7, 2007

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

Traded Salomon Torres to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Kevin Roberts (minors) and Marino Salas.

December 11, 2007

Signed Luis Cruz as a free agent.

Signed Luis Rivas as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Signed Chris Gomez as a free agent.

Signed Mike Thompson as a free agent.

Brad Eldred granted Free Agency.

Brian Rogers granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

Signed Brian Rogers as a free agent.

December 17, 2007

Signed Miguel Perez as a free agent.

December 18, 2007

Signed T.J. Beam as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Signed Elmer Dessens as a free agent.

Signed Jose Macias as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Mike Burns as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Melvin Dorta as a free agent.

Signed Jaret Wright as a free agent.

January 24, 2008

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

Signed Casey Fossum as a free agent.

January 25, 2008

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Selected Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

February 11, 2008

Signed Doug Mientkiewicz as a free agent.

February 20, 2008

Signed Byung-Hyun Kim as a free agent.

February 25, 2008

Ray Olmedo selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

March 26, 2008

Released Hector Carrasco.

Traded Todd Redmond to the Atlanta Braves. Received Tyler Yates.

March 27, 2008

Released Elmer Dessens.

March 28, 2008

Signed Jason Davis as a free agent.

Casey Fossum granted Free Agency.

Released Josh Sharpless.

March 29, 2008

Received Matt Kata from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

Released Mike Burns.

Released Jorge Velandia.

April 7, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Craig Wilson as a free agent.

April 27, 2008 (Standings)

Released Matt Morris.

May 3, 2008 (Standings)

Received Matt Miller from the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.

May 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Juan Mateo as a free agent.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Received Jason Michaels from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

May 15, 2008 (Standings)

Returned Evan Meek (earlier draft pick) to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Purchased Evan Meek from the Tampa Bay Rays.

June 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Franklyn German as a free agent.

Released Brian Rogers.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Pedro Alvarez in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed September 24, 2008.

Drafted Tanner Scheppers in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jordy Mercer in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Chase d'Arnaud in the 4th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Justin Wilson in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 13, 2008.

Drafted Robbie Grossman in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2008.

Drafted Matt Hague in the 9th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

June 19, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Jonah Bayliss to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.

June 25, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Kyle Pearson (minors) to the Detroit Tigers. Received Denny Bautista.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Drese as a free agent.

Released Kevin Thompson.

July 10, 2008 (Standings)

Received Dan Reichert from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

Sent Craig Wilson to the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

Bryan Bullington selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Damaso Marte and Xavier Nady to the New York Yankees. Received Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf and Jose Tabata.

July 29, 2008 (Standings)

Released Matt Miller.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Jason Bay to the Boston Red Sox. Received Andy LaRoche and Bryan Morris from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss from the Boston Red Sox. In addition, the Boston Red Sox sent Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

August 2, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Josh Wilson to the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.

August 10, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Franklyn German to the Chicago White Sox as part of a conditional deal.

August 21, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Jose Bautista to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Robinzon Diaz (August 25, 2008) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

August 31, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Michel Hernandez to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a conditional deal.

September 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ty Taubenheim.

October 15, 2008 (Standings)

Franquelis Osoria granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Ronald Belisario granted Free Agency.

Chris Gomez granted Free Agency.

Doug Mientkiewicz granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Jason Michaels granted Free Agency.

Luis Rivas granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Adam Bernero granted Free Agency.

Melvin Dorta granted Free Agency.

Ryan Drese granted Free Agency.

Chris Duffy granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Carlos Maldonado granted Free Agency.

Juan Mateo granted Free Agency.

Luis Ordaz granted Free Agency.

Juan Perez granted Free Agency.

Dan Reichert granted Free Agency.

Marino Salas granted Free Agency.

Mike Thompson granted Free Agency.

John Van Benschoten granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2008

Signed Brian Slocum as a free agent.

December 10, 2008

Raul Chavez granted Free Agency.

Jason Davis granted Free Agency.

Traded Ronny Paulino to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jason Jaramillo.

December 11, 2008

Drafted Donnie Veal from the Chicago Cubs in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Signed Ramon Vazquez as a free agent.

Denny Bautista granted Free Agency.

December 16, 2008

Signed Denny Bautista as a free agent.

Signed Garrett Jones as a free agent.

Signed Juan Mateo as a free agent.

Signed Andy Phillips as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Salazar as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Chris Bootcheck as a free agent.

January 7, 2009

Signed Pedro Lopez as a free agent.

Signed Anderson Machado as a free agent.

Signed Jeremy Powell as a free agent.

January 13, 2009

Signed Craig Monroe as a free agent.

January 21, 2009

Signed Erik Kratz as a free agent.

Signed Ty Taubenheim as a free agent.

January 23, 2009

Signed Jason Davis as a free agent.

Signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

January 27, 2009

Selected Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

January 30, 2009

Signed Eric Hinske as a free agent.

February 5, 2009

T.J. Beam selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

February 13, 2009

Signed Jean Machi as a free agent.

February 20, 2009

Signed Ruben Gotay as a free agent.

March 21, 2009

Signed Harvey Garcia as a free agent.

March 25, 2009

Signed Gregory Polanco as an amateur free agent.

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