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MLB: Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from NY Mets
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MLB: Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from NY Mets

Aug 28 2013, 12:05am CDT | by

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in exchange for prospect Dilson Herrera and a soon-to-be named player.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday.  According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Michael Sanserino, the Mets will get...

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MLB: Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from NY Mets

Aug 28 2013, 12:05am CDT | by

MLB: Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from NY Mets Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in exchange for prospect Dilson Herrera and a soon-to-be named player.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday. 

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Michael Sanserino, the Mets will get prospect Dilson Herrera from Colombia and a still unnamed player in exchange.

In addition, New York is also sending over $1.25 million in cash which represents the amount owed to both Byrd and Buck during the season's final month. 

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Byrd, who is hitting .285 along with 21 home runs this season, will not be their designated savior but is expected to contribute nonetheless. 

"We're not looking for him to be the savior, but we're looking for him to be better in that spot than what we've been doing so far." 

As for Buck, he likely will be Russell Martin's chief backup. For the season, he's hitting .215 with 15 home runs. 

In terms of RBIs, Byrd has 71 while Buck has 60 so far, per the New York Daily News

CBS Sports' Mike Axisa reports the 19-year-old Herrera, who hit .265 to go along with 11 home runs in 109 games for the Pirates' Class-A affiliate, was listed as the 20th best prospect in Pittsburgh's farm system by Baseball America.  

Huntington admitted it was hard to part ways with Herrera, but it had to be done. 

"We've given up a very good young second baseman in Dilson Herrera. We've given up a little bit of our future for a lot of our present."

The Pirates, who are hoping to break a 21-year playoff drought, made the move in light of a tight race for the National League Central division lead with the St. Louis Cardinals. As of August 27, Pittsburgh (76-55) was just one and-a-half games behind St. Louis (78-54).

The third-place Cincinnati Reds are not that far behind with a 74-59 mark. 

 

 

 

 

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