Pirates trade Triple-A Indy INF Brian Friday to #Braves for player to be named or cash.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 28, 2012
This is a pretty obvious depth move. The Pirates have quite a few Triple-A middle infield types and Brian Friday was the odd man out. The Pirates’ 2007 3rd round pick was hitting just .232/.324/.304 in 194 at-bats in what is his third year in Indianapolis.
The player to be named later in the deal is OF Christian Marrero. Marrero, 26, will report to Indianapolis after hitting .248/.352/.392 in 222 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A this year in Atlanta’s organization. He’s not exactly a “prospect” anymore and is clearly just an organizational type.