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Pirates sign Jose Tabata to extension

Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com broke some news that came out of nowhere today. According to Rojas, Tabata and the Pirates agreed to an extension that could keep Jose Tabata in Pittsburgh until 2019.

The breakdown of the contract goes like this:

2011: $500,000 plus a $1 million signing bonus

2012: $750,000

2013: $1 million

2014: $3 million

2015: $4 million

2016: $4.5 million

The contract also carries club options for 2017, 2018, and 2019, which would be the first 3 years Tabata would be eligible for free agency. Those 3 options combine to make up an additional $22.5 million if picked up that would be owed to Tabata.

I’ll have a post up following tonight’s game with a reaction to the news, but early signs are showing this is a pretty solid deal for both parties involved.

 
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Tim Wood traded to Rangers

The Pirates traded reliever Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers today for cash or a player to be named later. Wood was designated for assignment this past week in order to make room for Ross Ohlendorf.

In 8 innings with the Pirates, Wood walked 8 and struck out 2 with a 5.63 ERA. I wouldn’t expect anything significant in return for Wood and it will probably end up being just cash.

The move is, though, a pretty big blow for the AAA-Indianapolis Indians, who are fighting for a playoff spot, as Wood served as the team’s closer. He was rather effective in that role as he posted a 2.84 ERA over 44 1/3 innings with 23 saves. He will have to be placed on Texas’ 40-man roster, but has been optioned to AAA-Round Rock.

 
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Game 122: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Live Blog

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Pirates win in 11th on Jones’ walk off.

Final: Pirates 5, Cardinals 4

WP: Chris Resop (4-4)
LP: Arthur Rhodes (0-1)

It’s good to finally have my computer back so I can get back to writing these things. And it’s good, too, that the Pirates won this won to clinch a series win against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Pirates scored all 5 runs in this one thanks to home runs. Andrew McCutchen hit a 3-run shot in the 3rd inning, Neil Walker hit a solo homer in the 9th to tie the game up, and Garrett Jones ended it with a splash down homer in the 11th off 87-year old Arthur Rhodes.

Jeff Karstens did his thing as he continued to give the Bucs a chance to win the game as he gave up 3 ER over 5 1/3 innings. Jason Grilli would get out of a jam in the 6th and pitch a scoreless 7th. Jose Veras looked nasty in a scoreless 8th inning. Joel Hanrahan did give up a run in the 9th inning that gave the Cards a 4-3 lead, but it ended up not hurting the Pirates thanks to Walker’s blast in the 9th to send the game into extra frames. Chris Resop pitched excellent with a scoreless 10th and 11th innings to pick his 4th win of the year.

It was also Jose Tabata’s first game back in the lineup after his trip to the disabled list. He went 1 for 4 with a walk.

 
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