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Pirates Acquire RHP Sean Gallagher

Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pirates have acquired Sean Gallagher from the San Diego Padres for cash.

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Gallagher is a former top prospect. As MLB Trade Rumors notes, he was ranked as the 82nd best prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2008 season. Obviously, he hasn’t lived up to that billing, but he is still only 24 and unlike the Dana Eveland acquisition, Gallagher doesn’t cost the Pirates an interesting player.

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UPDATE: For more on the signing, see Bucs Dugout.

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