Pirates trade Bay to Boston in three-team deal

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The Pirates today traded All-Star left fielder Jason Bay to the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team deal in their only move before Major League Baseball's 4 p.m. deadline.

Boston sent outfielder Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the deal.

The Pirates will receive third baseman Andy LaRoche -- Adam's brother -- outfielder Brandon Moss, and right-handed pitchers Craig Hansen and Bryan Morris. LaRoche, Moss and Hansen will join the Pirates' 25-man roster for the game tomorrow in Chicago. Morris will be assigned to Class A Hickory.

To clear space on the 25-man roster, the Pirates optioned shortstop Brian Bixler to Class AAA Indianapolis and desiognated for assignment releiver Franquelis Osoria.

To clear space on the 40-man roster, center fielder Chris Duffy was designated for assignment.

Check details on the PBC Blog.



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