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Pirates Trade For Dana Eveland

The Bucs have acquired lefty Dana Eveland for minor leaguer Ron Uviedo, and they look likely to put him in the rotation. Eveland, 26, has pitched for the Brewers, Diamondbacks, Athletics and Blue Jays, never with much distinction. He has a 5.66 career major league ERA. While he was a good prospect as a youngster in the Milwaukee farm system, his recent minor league performances give no reason to hope that he’ll improve much.

Uviedo was a good reliever for the Class AA Altoona Curve. While his upside is limited, it’s a shame to see the Pirates give up a prospect for a mediocre veteran. This move looks desperate, even though the Bucs have no hope of contending this year and wouldn’t even need to get desperate even if they did—if they really needed a starter, they could have just called up Lincoln.

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