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stillers4me
07-23-2015, 05:31 PM
The Pirates and Brewers have announced a trade that will send third baseman Aramis Ramirez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramirar01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) to Pittsburgh in exchange for minor league right-hander Yhonathan Barrios (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=barrio001jon&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) and cash considerations. The Pirates are reportedly taking on $3MM of the $5.74MM that remains on Ramirezís $14MM salary.

The Pirates have a clear need for infield help after losing both Josh Harrison (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrijo05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) and Jordy Mercer (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mercejo03.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) to significant injuries that will keep each on the shelf for another four and six weeks, respectively. Offseason signing Jung Ho Kang (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kangju01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) figures to man shortstop full time for the foreseeable, with Ramirez serving as the Piratesí everyday third baseman until Harrison is healthy. At that point, Ramirez could either become a part-time option at third and/or platoon partner for Pedro Alvarez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=alvarpe01,alvare002ped&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com) at first base. Another option for the Bucs, though, would be to keep Ramirez at third base and shift the highly versatile Harrison to right field, which would likely cut into the playing time of the struggling Gregory Polanco (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/polangr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-mlb.traderumors.com)...........

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