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Pirates Designate Dana Eveland For Assignment

Three weeks ago, the Pirates acquired pitcher Dana Eveland for minor leaguer Ronald Uviedo. It was a strange trade at the time, because the Bucs are in no position to be trading veterans for prospects. Well, that trade just got stranger, as Eveland has already been designated for assignment, which essentially means that the Pirates are resigning themselves to losing him if any other team really wants him. He had only pitched 9 2/3 innings for the Bucs, and as bad as he was in those innings, it's strange to see the Bucs part with him so quickly if they were willing to give up a legitimate prospect for him. After all, Eveland has a 5.74 career ERA; it isn't like nine bad innings should have been massively surprising. The trade that brought him to Pittsburgh was a bad and pointless one.

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