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Pirates Grab Daniel Haigwood, Outright Raul Chavez and Jason Davis

The Pirates have signed minor league free agents Daniel Haigwood and Maiko Loyola and, in unrelated moves, removed Raul Chavez and Jason Davis from their 40-man roster.

Loyola will be an organizational outfielder and isn't terribly interesting, but Haigwood could eventually appear for the Pirates. Like a lot of pitchers Neal Huntington has acquired, he has good strikeout rates and very bad walk rates, but unlike most of the others, he's more of a offspeed pitcher than a power guy. He could wind up in the Pirates' bullpen at some point.

In removing Chavez and Davis from the roster, the Pirates open spots to make moves, including potentially selecting a Rule 5 draft pick, at the Winter Meetings.