With spring training set to begin in just a few short weeks, a great number of professional ballplayers have found new homes for 2013. Starting with players from the 2012 team, here are the new locations for some former Buccos…
- Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt were shipped up to Boston, of course.
- Drew Sutton will also head to the Red Sox, as he signed a minor league deal in November.
- Chris Resop was dealt to the AL West champion A’s.
- The Baltimore Orioles acquired Yamaico Navarro.
- Kevin Correia, Eric Fryer, and Jeff Clement all inked deals with the Minnesota Twins.
- Erik Bedard recently signed with the Houston Astros.
- Hisanori Takahashi agreed to a minor league deal with the Cubs.
- Juan Cruz is going to Philadelphia.
- Former All-Star Evan Meek is headed to Texas.
- Chad Qualls agreed with the Miami Marlins.
- Casey McGehee signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the JPL.
Here are a bunch of Pirates from a few years back…
- Ross Ohlendorf signed a minor league deal in Washington.
- Lefty reliever Sean Burnett signed a two-year contract with the LA Angels.
- The Brewers picked up Tom Gorzelanny and Mike Gonzalez.
- Garrett Olson and Justin Thomas are going to Oakland.
- Houston signed Jose Veras.
- Matt Capps signed with Cleveland.
- Ronny Paulino agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners.
- Boston signed David Ross to a two-year deal.
- Lyle Overbay is also going to the Red Sox.
- Former Bucco farmhand Jeff Keppinger signed with the Chicago White Sox for three years.
- Brian Bixler is headed to the Mets on a minor league contract.
- The Cardinals signed Ronny Cedeno to a one-year deal.
- Cesar Izturis inked a minor league contract with Cincinnati.
- Jason Bay, a former Pirates All-Star, is going to Seattle.
- Matt Diaz will wear the Yankee pinstripes in 2013.
- Eric Hinske signed with Arizona.
- The Royals signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal.
Finally, a couple old Buccos are going elsewhere in the world…
- Dana Eveland signed with the Hanwha Eagles in Korea.
- Nyjer Morgan is going to Yokohama of Japan’s Central League.
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