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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Pirates Designate Ernesto Frieri For Assignment

Ernesto riles Pittsburgh fans…

The Pirates have designated reliever Ernesto Frieri for assignment, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on Twitter. Frieri, 29, came to Pittsburgh in a swap of struggling closers at the end of June.

While his trade counterpart, Jason Grilli, has thrived in his new environs, Frieri has continued to struggle since the swap…

Frieri is earning $3.8MM in his first year of arbitration eligibility. This likely means two things: First, he seems fairly likely to get through waivers, and the Pirates could well welcome a claim anyway. And if he is instead stashed at Triple-A for the time being, Frieri will likely end up as a non-tender after the season.

The District Attorney Posted: August 09, 2014 at 05:24 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: ernesto frieri, pirates, transactions

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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: August 09, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4767809)
Sad to see Frieri fall apart this year. He is a guy I'd take a flier on in 2015.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 10, 2014 at 12:52 AM (#4767911)
Looks like he really started falling apart last season. He'll get a minor league deal somewhere, though.
   3. Russ Posted: August 10, 2014 at 07:33 AM (#4767934)
Pirates have not been playing that great lately, but everyone else in the NL Wild Card has been playing so badly, they've actually moved their way to the top of the pack. The bullpen has been killing the Pirates, NH is basically just throwing s**t against the wall at this point.
   4. JE (Jason) Posted: August 10, 2014 at 07:59 AM (#4767937)
Will he get traded to the Diamondbacks?
   5. snowles Posted: August 10, 2014 at 08:39 PM (#4768269)
Man, he looked invincible last year, such is the life of many a reliever though, I suppose.
   6. Cargo Cultist Posted: August 11, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4768727)
Will he get traded to the Diamondbacks?


No. He doesn't have enough grit.

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