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No homecoming for Negrych as Pirates deal him to Marlins

St. Francis product Jim Negrych won't be able to have another great homecoming this summer at Coca-Cola Field while playing for Indianapolis. Negrych has been traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Florida Marlins for catcher Carlos Paulino.

The move is not that much of a surprise. On Monday, Negrych told the Altoona Mirror he would not accept another assignment back to Double-A by the Pirates and expected to be in Triple-A. He hit .295 for Indy last year -- including seven hits and a game-winning home run during a series in Buffalo -- but was sent back to Altoona in August and helped that team win the Eastern League title.

The Marlins will have to decide on Negrych's spot but it's likely they're interested in him for Triple-A and that would be New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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