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Pirates land extra pick in lottery

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8:42 p.m.
 

The Pirates are not among the needy as they sport a .602 winning percentage at the break, but they received future aid Wednesday.

The Pirates were awarded the fifth pick in Competitive Balance Round B of the 2014 draft Wednesday as Major League Baseball held its competitive balance lottery. The six Round B selections follow the second round of the draft.

The 10 smallest-market and 10 lowest-revenue teams are eligible for six compensation picks in Rounds A and B. The odds are based upon 2012 winning percentages.

The Round A picks follow the first round. The Rockies earned the first Round A pick followed by the Orioles, Indians, Marlins, Royals and Brewers.

The competitive balance picks can be traded. The Pirates traded a competitive balance pick in this year's draft in a 2012 deal for Gaby Sanchez.

— Travis Sawchik

 

 

 
 


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