Pirates Trade Shane Carle to Atlanta Braves

David O’Brien from the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Shane Carle to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later or cash. Carle was designated for assignment on Sunday when the Pirates needed two 40-man roster spots after the Gerrit Cole trade. Carle, who was originally drafted by the Pirates, had only been back with the Pirates since January 4th when they picked him up off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Since this is a player picked up off waivers, you may not hear about the return in the deal because it will be minimal at best.

  • OT…..Does getting half a million in international monies from McCutchen trade mean the Pirates are going big after the #1 prospect. Inquiring mines.

    • Yeah, I had posed this question (sort of) in an earlier comment – essentially we got Nick Burdi as part of the McCutchen trade…(Makes it look a little more palatable at least)

  • Does he get to keep his uniform?

  • I hope it’s for a scrub player that gets laser eye surgery and turns into a star player

  • Fire sale!

  • Yes! Huntington straight dominated that trade!!

    • When teams trade a player who has been DFA’d, it really just means they might take a player instead who fills a minor league need, and if no need comes up (likely due to injuries) then in six months, they collect the normal waiver fee. The 40th man on the roster, who is also on waivers, has no actual trade value.

      • Let us have this one John. :). But seriously thanks for the info and tireless work, this site is a great escape and always learn something

    • He is relentless in his pursuit of excellence.

  • I thought we get more cash or a better player to be named later.

  • James Kerrigan
    January 17, 2018 4:35 pm

    Will the Pirates get at least a bag of balls in return?

    • Waiver fees net teams $15,000, so that would be the likely cash amount, but they might grab a player down the line who would probably just be a minor league filler. I can’t imagine the Braves would give up anything more than that. I won’t say we won’t hear the return, but don’t hold your breath waiting.

    • Practice balls, not game balls.

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