Tag:Ryan Doumit
Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:19 pm

Pirates have Doumit in RF, want Accardo

Accardo The Pirates are chasing Jeremy Accardo (pictured) to add to the bullpen, and their interest is clearly very high as Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While not many players care to make Pittsburgh their destination, Accardo may be an exception as he is itching to get major-league face time after the last three seasons saw him stuck in Triple-A much to his chagrin after a 2.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings for the 2007 Blue Jays. Since then, he's compiled 43 2/3 innings of work in three years with a 4.53 ERA. In Triple-A this past season, Accardo finished with a 3.48 ERA in 44 innings.

Kovacevic also said that GM Neal Huntington sees Ryan Doumit as the starting right fielder for the Bucs. Doumit was displaced at catcher when Chris Snyder was acquired from the Diamondbacks and is still due $5.2 million in his last guaranteed year of his contract. That doesn't mean Doumit is a lock to be the right fielder given Huntington termed the situation "as we sit right now."

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: July 31, 2010 2:06 am
Edited on: July 31, 2010 10:38 am

Pirates to acquire Snyder from Arizona

UPDATE : The Diamondbacks will receive infielder Bobby Crosby and outfielder Ryan Church in the deal, reports Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com. Both players have no future in Arizona, so this was strictly a salary dump for Arizona. Cant blame them. -- Evan Brunell

John Perrotto of baseballprospectus.com reports via Twitter that the Pirates are taking catcher Chris Snyder off the Diamondbacks' hands, pending Major League Baseball approval of the money Arizona is sending in the deal.

The Diamondbacks have been trying to unload Snyder's contract -- he's making $4.75 million this year, set to make $5.75 million next year and is owed at least a $750,000 buyout for 2012. He's batting just .231 this season. No word on players headed Arizona's way or how much mony is changing hands, but you have to assume the D-backs are eating a lot of Snyder's salary.

Snyder will apparently become the Pirates' everyday catcher, supplanting the injured Ryan Doumit.

-- David Andriesen

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