in case anyone hasn't heard, below is a statement copied from MLBTradeRumors.
The Pirates will designate Akinori Iwamura and Erik Kratz for assignment tomorrow, the team announced this afternoon. In related moves, Pittsburgh will recall Pedro Ciriaco, Jason Jaramillo, Brad Lincoln and Justin Thomas and select the contracts of Alex Presley, Brandon Moss, Brian Bass and Steven Jackson.
How does everyone feel about these transactions and is anyone surprise that Aki's contract will be eaten.
Personally, I'm almost as surprised as Moss on getting the call back to the show. Good luck to him.
Don't see how he can find any time unless Tabata and Cutch both start taking more time off.