Nady, Marte Traded To Yankees

7:25pm: Ken Rosenthal confirms it: minor leaguers Ohlendorf, Coke, Kontos, and Tabata.  My impression at first glance: the return is not terribly impressive for Nady and Marte.  I don’t like the idea of the Bucs taking Tabata as the centerpiece – there is too much projection involved with him.  If Ohlendorf and Ian Kennedy could’ve been had, I would’ve opted for that.

Rosenthal also says the Yankees’ talks for Jarrod Washburn are still ongoing.

7:17pm: Baseball Digest Daily says the Pirates will receive Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, and two other minor leaguers (perhaps Phil Coke and George Kontos, based on rumors).  SI.com’s Jon Heyman is on board with that.

A separate Pirates rumor was squashed tonight – they are not close to trading Jason Bay to the Braves.

6:57pm: Carroll says the Yankees acquired Nady and Marte.  The Pirates confirmed that both players have been traded pending physicals, but haven’t given details about the recipient or return.

6:46pm: MetsBlog relays an FSN Pittsburgh report that both Nady and Damaso Marte have been traded.   Will Carroll says the same.

6:32pm: Xavier Nady was pulled from the Pirates’ lineup tonight after one inning.  No known injury.


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