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Woah, the Pirates are KILLING the transactions today! First signing Garrett Atkins to a minor league deal. I'm meh about it. Although there's probably nothing left, he COULD be solid and compete with Josh Fields and Andy Marte for a back up corner job.
They also claimed Aaron Thompson from the Nats. Former first rounder coming to the Pirates? Who knew. I don't expect much. He'll probably be in AAA.
One move that I do kinda like is that they aquired Corey Wimberly from the A's. Now I knew nothing about him when I first read the news, but after some research, he could be decent. Gets on base, has good range at short, and has a TON of speed. Plays short, second, and the OF. I'm not expecting much, but he could be a surprise.
Wasn't bad in Pittsburgh last year. There are times where he is absolutely dominate, then there's other times where you have to hold your breath to get out of it. I don't think he's a closer, but he's a nice vet in the backend.