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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

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72-90, Finished 4th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Clint Hurdle (72-90)
GM: Neal Huntington, Farm Dir: Kyle Stark, Scouting Dir: Greg Smith
Scored 610 runs, Allowed 712 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-92

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,940,429 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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2010 / 2012 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2010

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 (Standings)

Signed Tim Wood as a free agent.

April 5, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Dan Meyer as a free agent.

April 6, 2011 (Standings)

Released Craig Hansen.

April 16, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Brett Sinkbeil as a free agent.

April 18, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Blaine Boyer as a free agent.

April 22, 2011 (Standings)

Selected Brandon Wood off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 26, 2011 (Standings)

Selected Xavier Paul off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

April 29, 2011 (Standings)

Returned Josh Rodriguez (earlier draft pick) to the Cleveland Indians.

May 14, 2011 (Standings)

Released Scott Olsen.

June 6, 2011 (Standings)

Drafted Gerrit Cole in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2011.

June 12, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Michael McKenry from the Boston Red Sox.

June 17, 2011 (Standings)

Released Blaine Boyer.

June 21, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians.

June 24, 2011 (Standings)

Received Steven Jackson from the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

June 27, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Miguel Perez from the Washington Nationals.

July 5, 2011 (Standings)

Sold Cesar Valdez to the Florida Marlins.

July 21, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Jason Grilli as a free agent.

July 30, 2011 (Standings)

Traded Aaron Baker (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Derrek Lee.

July 31, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Ryan Ludwick from the San Diego Padres.

August 2, 2011 (Standings)

Purchased Brian Bocock from the Philadelphia Phillies.

August 5, 2011 (Standings)

Released Lyle Overbay.

August 8, 2011 (Standings)

Released Michael Crotta.

August 9, 2011 (Standings)

Sold Miguel Perez to the Washington Nationals.

August 11, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Michael Crotta as a free agent.

August 18, 2011 (Standings)

Sold Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers.

August 21, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Aaron Heilman as a free agent.

August 23, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Nelson Figueroa as a free agent.

August 29, 2011 (Standings)

Sent John Bowker to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

August 30, 2011 (Standings)

Released Joe Beimel.

August 31, 2011 (Standings)

Traded Matt Diaz to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Eliecer Cardenas (minors) (September 20, 2011) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

September 14, 2011 (Standings)

Selected Matt Pagnozzi off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

September 29, 2011 (Standings)

Dusty Brown granted Free Agency.

Wyatt Toregas granted Free Agency.

October 3, 2011 (Standings)

Brian Bocock granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Wei-Chung Wang as a free agent.

October 30, 2011

Ryan Doumit granted Free Agency.

Derrek Lee granted Free Agency.

Ryan Ludwick granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Brian Burres granted Free Agency.

Ronny Cedeno granted Free Agency.

Paul Maholm granted Free Agency.

Chris Snyder granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2011

Signed Tim Wood as a free agent.

November 2, 2011

Jose Ascanio granted Free Agency.

Anthony Claggett granted Free Agency.

Jeff Clement granted Free Agency.

Nelson Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Sean Gallagher granted Free Agency.

Kevin Hart granted Free Agency.

Aaron Heilman granted Free Agency.

Steven Jackson granted Free Agency.

Andy Marte granted Free Agency.

Dan Meyer granted Free Agency.

Garrett Olson granted Free Agency.

Brett Sinkbeil granted Free Agency.

Justin Thomas granted Free Agency.

Aaron Thompson granted Free Agency.

Donnie Veal granted Free Agency.

Brandon Wood granted Free Agency.

Tyler Yates granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2011

Steve Pearce granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2011

Signed Mike Ryan as a free agent.

November 5, 2011

Signed Wyatt Toregas as a free agent.

November 10, 2011

Signed Rod Barajas as a free agent.

Signed Jumbo Diaz as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Matt Pagnozzi granted Free Agency.

Selected Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

November 21, 2011

Signed Clint Barmes as a free agent.

November 22, 2011

Signed Jake Fox as a free agent.

Signed Shairon Martis as a free agent.

November 23, 2011

Signed Brandon Boggs as a free agent.

November 28, 2011

Released Xavier Paul.

November 29, 2011

Signed Nick Evans as a free agent.

December 7, 2011

Signed Erik Bedard as a free agent.

Signed Nate McLouth as a free agent.

Signed Jose Morales as a free agent.

Traded Diego Goris (minors) and Brooks Pounders (minors) to the Kansas City Royals. Received Yamaico Navarro.

December 8, 2011

Drafted Aaron Poreda from the San Diego Padres in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Released Ross Ohlendorf.

December 12, 2011

Pedro Ciriaco granted Free Agency.

Jason Jaramillo granted Free Agency.

Traded Jose Veras to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Casey McGehee.

Jeremy Hefner selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

December 14, 2011

Signed Kris Johnson as a free agent.

December 20, 2011

Signed Jeff Clement as a free agent.

Signed Ryota Igarashi as a free agent.

December 21, 2011

Signed Anderson Hernandez as a free agent.

January 4, 2012

Signed Logan Kensing as a free agent.

Signed Jo-Jo Reyes as a free agent.

January 11, 2012

Signed Doug Slaten as a free agent.

January 27, 2012

Signed Daniel Cabrera as a free agent.

February 1, 2012

Signed Juan Cruz as a free agent.

February 3, 2012

Signed Brian Tallet as a free agent.

February 19, 2012

Traded Exicardo Cayones (minors) and Diego Moreno (minors) to the New York Yankees. Received A.J. Burnett and cash.

March 27, 2012

Released Josh Rodriguez.

March 30, 2012

Sent Ryota Igarashi to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a conditional deal.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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