To clear room on the 25 man roster the Pirates:
Optioned shortstop Brian Bixler to Class AAA Indianapolis
Designated for assignment reliever Franquelis Osoria.
To clear space on the 40 man roster the Pirates:
Center fielder Chris Duffy was designated for assignment.
Bye Bye Franquie!
To those who fed me rumors allowing BTW to have a couple scoops over the last couple days. Thanks to yinz, we had the breaking story on the 3-way deal with the Marlin and the Dodgers nearly an hour before the media had the rumors. Great job and thanks.
John, you owe me...You know who you are and what I am talking about.
A few others out there should email me and admit where you found your scoops, I have the network logs.
Eric, just wanted to thank you one more time for steering the BTW Deadline Day Live Blog while I was in meetings. It is greatly appreciated.