Bucs trade Fields to Rockies for PTBNL
The Pirates traded Infielder Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies on Monday for cash, or a player to be named later.
Fields was reassigned to minor league camp last Friday. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Pirates had told him they would help him try to find an opportunity elsewhere if he wanted.
Fields signed a minor league contract with the Pirates this offseason. Fields missed most of the 2010 season, recovering from hip surgery that he had in April. He played in 13 games (with the Kansas City Royals), post surgery, where he went 15-for-49 (.306 avg) with three homers and six RBIs.
This spring, Fields batted .172 with one double, two RBI and struck out 11 times in 29 at-bats.
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