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Pirates Trade Cesar Valdez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team press release.  Valdez was acquired in the Zach Duke trade over the winter.  He had a 3.86 ERA in 42 innings, with a 36:17 K/BB ratio.  Valdez had a strong month of May, with a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings, along with a 16:5 K/BB ratio, but has struggled in every other month.

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Matt Diaz is hitting .314 since May 1 and .333 since June 1. Still no HR but he has provided professional AB’s and is a clubhouse leader. He is heating up as the season heats up.

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