Gallagher remains with Pirates
A bit of clarification regarding news from last week…
When the Pirates removed RHP Sean Gallagher off the 40-man roster and outrighted him to Indianapolis, the club was working under the belief that Gallagher had accrued enough Minor League service time to declare himself a Minor League free agent as soon as he was able to do so (which was on Saturday). However, after further review, Gallagher is not yet eligible.
This means that he does not have the ability to refuse his assignment to Triple-A and that he will be under the club’s control through 2011 without having to sign a Minor League deal. He’ll most likely be invited to Major League Spring Training, though that hasn’t been announced yet.
On the other hand, both RHP Steven Jackson and OF Brandon Moss officially became Minor League free agents this weekend.
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