Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Xavier Nady/Damaso Marte trade does not include Phil Coke (who was pulled from his start last night against Portland) or George Kontos (apparently the deal didn't get finalized until the wee hours this morning). Jeff Karstens and Daniel McCutchen will be the pitchers headed to Pittsburgh to complete the deal instead. McCutchen is 8-9 with a 3.14 era between Trenton and Scranton this year. Karstens pitched for the Yanks last year during their starting pitching injury frenzy and was in Scranton all of this year. The Pirates are stating that the deal is done. Special thanks to reader "Anonymous" who gave me the head's up on this.