December 5, 2008

The Winter Moves Are Starting

In advance of the Winter meetings the Pirates have outrighted Jason Davis and Raul Chavez to Indy.  Both players have the right to decline the assignment and become free agents. 

BTW Take:

No surprise here.  I am expecting the Huntington to be very active in the Rule V Draft.  Two openings seems about right, unless this is a precursor to a Jack Wilson trade where 40-man roster players will be the return in the deal.  If this is the case, it looks like the Wilson trade could happen before the Rule V Draft.


In Other News:

The Pirates signed 5 minor league free agents.  See the PG for details.  The players signed were pitcher Daniel Haigwood, center fielder Maiko Loyola, shortstops Ashley Ponce and Jorge Bishop, and pitcher Julio Denis.  Denis, Ponce and Bishop were signed for the Pirates' affiliate in the Venezuelan Summer League.  Haigwood and Loyola were signed to Indy with Haigwood getting a non-roster invite to Bradenton this coming spring.

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