Pirates Sellers At Deadline

With all the hoopla surrounding Cliff Lee, the Pittsburgh Pirates moves were overshadowed.

The Giants just finished a three game sweep of the Pirates. Moments later, a Pirate switched clubhouses, joing the G-men.

The Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants for minor league pitcher Tim Alderson. The 20 year old Alderson was ranked the Giants fourth best prospect and 26th best prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America.

Because of a knee injury, Sanchez proposed a 3 year $20 million offer to the Pirates, which they turned down.

Sanchez is batting .296 with 6 HR and 34 RBI. He won the 2006 batting title.

It wasn't the only move the Pirates made. The Pirates and Seattle Mariners made a seven player deal.

The Mariners acquired Jack Wilson and Ian Snell for Ronny Cedeno and minor leaguers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock. The Pirates will also pay almost all of Snell's and Wilson's contract for the remainder of the season.


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