The Tribune-Review is reporting the Pirates have backed out of the Ohka Derby. The remaining teams are reported as the Blue Jays, Nationals and Mets. Ohka is believed to now be looking for a 1 year deal so he can test the market next offseason.
Ohka's agent said the Pirates are looking in another direction.
Good. He never had his rotator cuff repaired after a minor tear. As a fifth starter he is OK, but I still doubt he will have anywhere near a decent season.
A new Pirates Mailbag is up on Pirates.com.
Ed Eagle goes out on a limb and says trader Dave is not done yet.