Busy Day for Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates were wheeling and dealing today with two separate trades.
First they shipped off Eric Hinske for Minor Leaguers Casey Erickson and Eric Fryer. Hinske, who plays in the OF, was hitting .255 with 18 Runs, 1 HR, and 11 RBIs in 106 At Bats for the Pirates. Erickson was 3-3 with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and 37 Ks in 44 Innings for Triple-A Charleston. Fryer, who plays Catcher & Outfield, was hitting .250 with 34 Runs, 2 HRs, and 24 RBIs for A+ Tampa.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Bucs continued their wheeling and dealing ways by sending OF Nyjer Morgan and RP Sean Burnett to Washington for OF Lasting Milledge and RP Joel Hanrahan. Morgan was hitting .277 with 39 Runs, 2 HRs, 27 RBIs, and 18 SBs. Burnett was 1-2 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 1 Save, 6 Holds, and 23 Ks in 32-1/3 IP. Milledge, who is recovering from a broken finger, hit .167 with a Run, an RBI, and a SB in 24 ABs. Hanrahan, who lost the Nationals’ Closer job, is 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA, a 1.96 WHIP, 5 Saves, 2 Holds, and 35 Ks in 32-2/3 IP.
None of the players hold much fantasy value. If pressed, I’d choose Nyjer Morgan as having the most.