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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

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62-99, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Russell (62-99)
GM: Neal Huntington, Farm Dir: Kyle Stark, Scouting Dir: Greg Smith
Scored 636 runs, Allowed 768 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-94

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,577,853 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 2008

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.

April 3, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Ruben Gotay to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a conditional deal.

April 5, 2009 (Standings)

Received Chris Barnwell from the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

April 15, 2009 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Delwyn Young. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Eric Krebs (minors) (May 22, 2009) and Harvey Garcia (August 1, 2009) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.

April 17, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Andy Phillips to the Chicago White Sox. Received Michael Dubee (minors).

April 24, 2009 (Standings)

Dave Davidson selected by the Florida Marlins off waivers.

May 7, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Anderson Machado to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

May 8, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

May 16, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Romulo Sanchez to the New York Yankees. Received Eric Hacker.

May 18, 2009 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Barthmaier.

Selected Steven Jackson off waivers from the New York Yankees.

May 20, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Barthmaier as a free agent.

June 3, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Nate McLouth to the Atlanta Braves. Received Gorkys Hernandez, Jeff Locke and Charlie Morton.

June 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mike Koplove as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Tony Sanchez in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2009.

Drafted Vic Black in the 1st round (49th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2009.

Drafted Brock Holt in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2009.

Drafted Matt den Dekker in the 16th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Phil Irwin in the 21st round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2009.

Drafted Jake Lamb in the 38th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2009 (Standings)

Received Chris Snelling from the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

June 24, 2009 (Standings)

Received Brian Myrow from the Chicago White Sox as part of a conditional deal.

June 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Eric Hinske and cash to the New York Yankees. Received Casey Erickson (minors) and Eric Fryer.

Traded Sean Burnett and Nyjer Morgan to the Washington Nationals. Received Joel Hanrahan and Lastings Milledge.

July 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Craig Monroe.

July 10, 2009 (Standings)

Released Chris Snelling.

July 14, 2009 (Standings)

Released Brian Slocum.

July 22, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox. Received Argenis Diaz and Hunter Strickland.

July 25, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jonathan Van Every as a free agent.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants. Received Tim Alderson (minors).

Traded Ian Snell and Jack Wilson to the Seattle Mariners. Received Brett Lorin (minors), Aaron Pribanic (minors), Nathan Adcock, Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Clement.

July 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jose Ascanio, Josh Harrison and Kevin Hart.

August 5, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Mike Koplove to the Seattle Mariners. Received Deybis Benitez (minors).

August 12, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Jon Meloan off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

August 30, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Julio as a free agent.

September 1, 2009 (Standings)

Received Bobby Livingston from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

September 2, 2009 (Standings)

Jon Meloan selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

September 24, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Anthony Claggett off waivers from the New York Yankees.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Jeff Salazar granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2009

Chris Bootcheck granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2009

Tyler Yates granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2009

Denny Bautista granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2009

Selected Justin Thomas off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

October 30, 2009

Released Yoslan Herrera.

November 3, 2009

Traded Jesse Chavez to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received Akinori Iwamura.

November 9, 2009

Chris Barnwell granted Free Agency.

Jason Davis granted Free Agency.

Hector Gimenez granted Free Agency.

Eric Hacker granted Free Agency.

Jorge Julio granted Free Agency.

Steven Lerud granted Free Agency.

Bobby Livingston granted Free Agency.

Pedro Lopez granted Free Agency.

Juan Mateo granted Free Agency.

Brian Myrow granted Free Agency.

Miguel Perez granted Free Agency.

Jeremy Powell granted Free Agency.

Jamie Romak granted Free Agency.

Ty Taubenheim granted Free Agency.

Virgil Vasquez granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Signed Wil Ledezma as a free agent.

November 20, 2009

Signed Virgil Vasquez as a free agent.

Selected Chris Jakubauskas off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

November 21, 2009

Signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

November 30, 2009

Robinzon Diaz granted Free Agency.

December 7, 2009

Luis Cruz selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

December 9, 2009

Signed Bobby Crosby as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Drafted John Raynor from the Florida Marlins in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

Signed Vinnie Chulk as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

Matt Capps granted Free Agency.

Phil Dumatrait granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2009

Signed Jeremy Powell as a free agent.

December 18, 2009

Signed Javier Lopez as a free agent.

Signed Brian Myrow as a free agent.

December 23, 2009

Signed Jack Taschner as a free agent.

December 30, 2009

Signed Tyler Yates as a free agent.

December 31, 2009

Signed Brian Burres as a free agent.

Signed Neal Cotts as a free agent.

January 6, 2010

Signed Luke Carlin as a free agent.

January 11, 2010

Signed Ryan Church as a free agent.

January 12, 2010

Signed Brian Bass as a free agent.

January 16, 2010

Signed Brendan Donnelly as a free agent.

January 18, 2010

Traded Brian Bixler to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jesus Brito (minors).

January 19, 2010

Selected Brandon Jones off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

January 20, 2010

Signed D.J. Carrasco as a free agent.

Signed Octavio Dotel as a free agent.

January 29, 2010

Signed Doug Bernier as a free agent.

Signed Kevin Melillo as a free agent.

March 29, 2010

Selected Hayden Penn off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

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