It had to happen. The Pirates have cleared roster space for Daniel Hudson by designating longtime Pirate Brady Dragmire for assignment. As a result of the move, Dragmire has probably been the subject of more Bucs Dugout articles this off-season than any other Pirate besides Andrew McCutchen. I don’t really know what more to say about him, but SBN has a minimum word requirement, so I have to drone on.
In case you’re weak on Pirate history, here’s a timeline covering Dragmire’s eventful Pirates career:
February 2, 1993: Brady Dragmire is born.
(Fast forward a bit.)
September 27, 2016: Brady Dragmire is designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays.
October 5, 2016: Brady Dragmire is traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.
December 2, 2016: Brady Dragmire is claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates by the Texas Rangers.
December 13, 2016: Brady Dragmire is designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
December 16, 2016: Brady Dragmire is claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
December 21, 2016: Brady Dragmire is designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
(To be continued . . . .)
The only thing I really want to know at this point is whether the Pirates can now claim Dragmire and clear roster space for him by designating Dragmire for assignment.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Toronto, three interns are trying to restrain a GM from reaching for the Waiver Wire Hotline.