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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

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57-105, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Russell (57-105)
GM: Neal Huntington, Farm Dir: Kyle Stark, Scouting Dir: Greg Smith
Scored 587 runs, Allowed 866 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 53-109

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,613,399 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 102

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2009

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.

April 2, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Virgil Vasquez to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received player to be named.

April 8, 2010 (Standings)

Released Ramon Vazquez.

April 24, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Jonathan Van Every to the Boston Red Sox. Received player to be named.

May 4, 2010 (Standings)

Returned John Raynor (earlier draft pick) to the Florida Marlins.

May 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Josue Peley (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jonathan Van Every.

June 1, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Ronald Uviedo (minors) to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Dana Eveland.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Brandon Cumpton in the 9th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 9, 2010.

Drafted Casey Sadler in the 25th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2010.

June 19, 2010 (Standings)

Jack Taschner granted Free Agency.

June 23, 2010 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Barthmaier.

July 7, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Sean Gallagher from the San Diego Padres.

July 12, 2010 (Standings)

Received Brian Bixler from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

July 22, 2010 (Standings)

Released Vinnie Chulk.

July 23, 2010 (Standings)

Released Hayden Penn.

July 27, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Travis Chick as a free agent.

July 29, 2010 (Standings)

Released Brendan Donnelly.

July 30, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Mitch Jones from the Atlanta Braves.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Octavio Dotel and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Andrew Lambo and James McDonald.

Traded Javier Lopez to the San Francisco Giants. Received John Bowker and Joe Martinez.

Traded D.J. Carrasco, Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Pedro Ciriaco, Chris Snyder and cash.

August 2, 2010 (Standings)

Sent Brandon Jones to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

August 4, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Chan Ho Park off waivers from the New York Yankees.

Selected Chris Resop off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

August 7, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Brian Bixler to the Washington Nationals.

August 10, 2010 (Standings)

Sent Luke Carlin to the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

August 13, 2010 (Standings)

Sent Travis Chick to the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

September 10, 2010 (Standings)

Released Akinori Iwamura.

September 13, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Chris Leroux off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

September 17, 2010 (Standings)

Released Neal Cotts.

October 5, 2010 (Standings)

Brian Bass granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2010

Chan Ho Park granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2010

Steven Jackson granted Free Agency.

Brandon Moss granted Free Agency.

Justin Thomas granted Free Agency.

Released Chris Jakubauskas.

November 6, 2010

Doug Bernier granted Free Agency.

Dana Eveland granted Free Agency.

Hector Gimenez granted Free Agency.

Mitch Jones granted Free Agency.

Erik Kratz granted Free Agency.

Jean Machi granted Free Agency.

Kevin Melillo granted Free Agency.

Brian Myrow granted Free Agency.

Jeremy Powell granted Free Agency.

Jonathan Van Every granted Free Agency.

Tyler Yates granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2010

Signed Justin Thomas as a free agent.

November 24, 2010

Traded Zach Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received a player to be named later. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Cesar Valdez (December 9, 2010) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

November 29, 2010

Andy LaRoche granted Free Agency.

Delwyn Young granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2010

Signed Dusty Brown as a free agent.

Signed Andy Marte as a free agent.

Signed Fernando Nieve as a free agent.

December 2, 2010

Brian Burres granted Free Agency.

Argenis Diaz granted Free Agency.

Lastings Milledge granted Free Agency.

Donnie Veal granted Free Agency.

December 9, 2010

Nathan Adcock drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2010

Signed Scott Olsen as a free agent.

Signed Donnie Veal as a free agent.

December 14, 2010

Signed Matt Diaz as a free agent.

Signed Lyle Overbay as a free agent.

December 17, 2010

Signed Kevin Correia as a free agent.

December 20, 2010

Signed Josh Fields as a free agent.

Signed Tyler Yates as a free agent.

December 23, 2010

Selected Aaron Thompson off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

January 3, 2011

Signed Brian Burres as a free agent.

January 4, 2011

Sold Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians.

January 5, 2011

Signed Garrett Atkins as a free agent.

Wil Ledezma selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

January 10, 2011

Signed Jorge Julio as a free agent.

January 16, 2011

Signed Jose Veras as a free agent.

January 18, 2011

Signed Wyatt Toregas as a free agent.

January 28, 2011

Signed Joe Beimel as a free agent.

March 18, 2011

Selected Garrett Olson off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

March 21, 2011

Released Garrett Atkins.

March 22, 2011

Released Fernando Nieve.

March 28, 2011

Sold Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies.

April 1, 2011

Signed Tim Wood as a free agent.

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