Pirates Designate Paul, Fryer For Assignment

The Pirates have announced that outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric Fryer have been designated for assignment.  As noted by MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch, Paul can't be outrighted to Triple-A, so he'll become a free agent if he clears waivers.  In corresponding moves, the Pirates added six players to their 40-man roster today to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

Paul was picked up on waivers from the Dodgers in April and posted a .254/.293/.349 line in 251 plate appeaarances for Pittsburgh last season.  Fryer, 26, has a career .799 OPS in the minors and he recorded his first 29 Major League at-bats with the Bucs last year.


7 Responses to Pirates Designate Paul, Fryer For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. MichaelMilligan 4 years ago

    What are you two talking about? He hit .254 with 5 triples, 30 runs and 16 stolen bases, and onlhit ad 40% of the ABs that AM had. AM hit .259, had 5 triples, 89 runs and 23 stolen bases, 2 1/2 times as many ABs. If you extrapolate it to equal ABs, he kills AM – arguably the fastest man in baseball – in triples and stolen bases, and almost equals his runs : 75 to AM’s 89.

    I think Nutting pretends to care but when it comes down to it, he doesn’t. I wish Mario or Mark Cuban could buy the team. If finish below .500 again next season, it’ll be 20 years in a row.

  2. MichaelMilligan 4 years ago

    What are you two talking about? He hit .254 with 5 triples, 30 runs and 16 stolen bases, and onlhit ad 40% of the ABs that AM had. AM hit .259, had 5 triples, 89 runs and 23 stolen bases, 2 1/2 times as many ABs. If you extrapolate it to equal ABs, he kills AM – arguably the fastest man in baseball – in triples and stolen bases, and almost equals his runs : 75 to AM’s 89.

  3. Henduck 4 years ago

    #forgettablepirates

  4. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    I hope Paul ends up with either the Mets or the A’s so he can get a real shot in the outfield.    I also think the Fryer move wasn’t the best choice.  

  5. Aaron Egnor 4 years ago

    I can see the Braves making a run at him as a 4th OF and speed guy off the bench.  If he were a R/S hitting, even better sense to go after him on the cheap.

  6. bigpat 4 years ago

    Wake me up when he hits 30 home runs…

    Paul wasn’t terrible but roster spots are tight with all the minor leaguers they have. I wish they would have packaged a few guys for MLB ready pieces. 

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