Doumit unlikely to be moved
The Pirates placed Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a concussion, which would seem to take him out of discussions leading up to the July 31 Trade Deadline. The Pirates were making Doumit available — at the right cost, of couse — but his injury-plagued history was already extensive before this latest addition. This concussion certainly can’t help his value, and if there were any interested teams, expect them to either back off or lessen their offer.
To this point, though, interest in Doumit seemed miminal anyways.
On a side note, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the Trade Deadline briefly again on Thursday, noting that the Pirates’ sudden results improvement hasn’t changed the team’s stance.
“We talk about the balancing of the short-term and the long-term goals all the time,” Huntington said. “You want to keep the momentum going forward, but if we get a situation that allows us to take a big step forward as an organization, it’s something that we have to take a look at. We’re trying to be beyond just the talent accumulation mode. We’re trying to build a winning Major League team here. Each one of those moves will be factored in as we go forward.”
– Jenifer Langosch