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Former Bucco Ian Snell has decided to retire after seven years in the majors.
Snell, 29, was drafted by the Pirates in the 26th round of the 2000 draft.
His best season came in 2007 when he went 9-12 with a 3.76 ERA while striking out 177 batters in 208 innings.
In June of 2009, Snell pitched a 17 strikeout game for the Triple-A Indians. You can read the recap (by Indianapolis Indians radio broadcaster Scott McCauley) from the incredible game here. Snell was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2009 (along with Jack Wilson) for Ronny Cedeno, Jeff Clement and right-handed pitching prospects Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.
Snell went 0-5 with 6.41 ERA in 12 games, eight of them starts, with the Seattle Mariners in 2010.
This past offseason, Snell signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. He decided to retire after being optioned to the minors.
“The initial hope was he was going to be someone who could give us protection at (Class AAA) Memphis,” Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said. “It’s not a huge hit to us at this point.”
He retires 38-53 with a 4.80 ERA.
According to Jon Heyman, Sports Illustrated senior writer and MLB Network Insider, the Pirates and Ross Ohlendorf’s arbitration case is scheduled for Tuesday.
He tweeted, “ross ohlendorfs arb case is today. i feel for guy. Pirates crummy offense caused 1-11 mark w/ 4.07 ERA. still, that is only 1 win.”
Tuesday marks the first time the Pirates have gone to an arbitration case with a player since 2004 (Jack Wilson).
Several weeks ago the Pirates offered Ohlendorf $1.4 million, Ohlendorf was seeking $2.025 million.
Teams have won five of the eight hearings held last year.
The Pirates website is reporting:
The panel, which consists of Steven Wolf, Fredric Horowitz and Robert Herzog, is expected to announce its decision on the matter Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
According to Rob Biertempfel of the Trib, The Pirates and Ross Ohlendorf did not agree to terms.
If the two sides can’t come to an agreement before the hearings, the case will be left up to the arbitrator.Arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place from February 1-21st. The Pirates have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 2004 with Jack Wilson.
The Pirates offered Ross Ohlendorf $1.4M and he was seeking $2.025M according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette,
Ohlendorf, 28, is coming off an injury plagued season. He went 1-11 with a 4.07 ERA through 108.1 innings. Ohlendorf made $439,000 during the 2010 season.
The Pirates and reliever Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. The contract is for $1.4 million.
The 29-year-old went 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 72 appearances (69.2 innings) with 100 strikeouts (a career high) and picked up six saves. Hanrahan made $453,000 during the 2010 season.
“It was that close,” Pirates right-handed relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan said of an arbitration-avoiding deal he signed Tuesday afternoon with the Pirates. “We got it done at 12:58, just before the [1 p.m.] deadline. It feels good to get it done. I definitely didn’t want to have to go through the arbitration process, possibly go to court and all of that.”
General Manager Neal Huntington has not announced who will be the closer during the 2011 season; Hanrahan or Evan Meek. Huntington also said last week during the Pirates mini camp, there will not be a spring training competition.
“Just ready to get going now,” Hanrahan said. “I’m just excited that the contract stuff is behind me and I’m ready to get going this season.”
The Pirates selected infielder Josh Rodriguez with the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday from the Cleveland Indians.
Rodriquez, who can play shortstop, second base, third base and outfield, has the opportunity to make the Pirates opening day roster for 2011.
It cost the Bucs $50,000 to acquire Rodriguez and must remain on the 25-man roster the entire season or he will be offered back to the Indians.
If the Pirates do not sign an upgrade for shortstop, he could be used as a utility guy.
“It’s an intriguing combination,” Huntington said. “He does a lot of different things well. He just fills a nice need for us right now. We like him as a guy to compete to make our club as a middle-[infield] utility player with upside to potentially become an everyday player.”
Rodriguez batted .293 with 12 homers and 46 RBIs in 86 games with Triple-A Columbus during the 2010 season.
The Pirates did lose right-hander Nathan Adcock by the Kansas City Royals (5th overall).
Adcock was acquired by the Seattle Mariners in the Jack Wilson trade in 2009. He went 11-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) with high Class A in Bradenton, Florida.
“He has an average fastball with the ability to get groundballs, and there is a chance that he’ll stick,” Huntington said. “We knew by not protecting him that there was a pretty good chance of him being selected. We’re disappointed to lose him, but we couldn’t protect them all.”
The Pirates also selected two players in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft: center fielder Brad Chalk from the Padres’ and Catcher Travis Scott from the Angels.
Chalk spent 2010 with three levels: Class A where he went .191 in 26 games, Double-A where he went 214 in 65 games and Triple-A where he finished the season with a 313 average in 27 games.
“He’s a former high pick that still showed some tools,” Huntington said of Chalk, a second-round choice in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. “We figured he was worth the acquisition cost.”
Scott was with High A and Double-A for an injury plagued 2010 season where he hit a combined 254 in 37 games.
The Bucs did not select any players in the other levels of the Rule 5 draft.