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Jjav829
07-30-2001, 11:59 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Jason Schmidt and outfielder John Vander Wal to the San Francisco Giants.

The Pirates announced that the two players were traded to the Giants for outfielder Armando Rios and pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.

The announcement was made Monday by general manager Dave Littlefield.

Schmidt was 6-6 in 14 starts with the Pirates this season. Vander Wal hit .278 with 11 home runs.

Rios hit .259 with 14 home runs with San Francisco this year. Meanwhile, Vogelsong has made 13 relief appearances with the Giants this season

Spiff
07-30-2001, 12:54 PM
Rios is a good player. At least the Pirates knew enough to get something back.