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Vin Mazzaro | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pirates sent RHP Vin Mazzaro outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Mazzaro accepted an outright assignment back in April and has accepted one again. The righty posted a 3.48 ERA over five relief appearances for the Pirates last month before being designated for assignment. Jun 5 - 6:47 PM

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Pirates designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment.

Mazzaro had a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings with the Bucs. He was also designated for assignment in late March and made it through waivers unclaimed, but MLB clubs are more desperate for bullpen arms here in May.
May 26 - 11:44 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mazzaro was designated for assignment by the Pirates at the end of spring training but elected to stay with the organization rather than test free agency. He now has an opportunity to run away with a mid-relief role.
May 3 - 4:55 PM

Vin Mazzaro has accepted an outright assignment to Low-A Jamestown.

Mazzaro will join Triple-A Indianapolis soon. The Pirates are fortunate not only that the righty cleared waivers but that he decided to stick around in the organization rather than elect free agency. He'll provide some nice minor league depth.
Apr 10 - 7:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Vin Mazzaro outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mazzaro surprisingly cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Pirates in late March. He has three days to accept or reject the minor league assignment.
Apr 8 - 2:03 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington implied that the team is likely to trade reliever Vin Mazzaro.

"We’ve had conversations," Huntington said. "If he gets to the outright waiver process, it will be a surprise to us." Mazzaro was designated for assignment Saturday after he failed to make the team out of spring. He had a strong 2013 season, and it's not surprising that teams looking for relief help would call on the 27-year-old.
Mar 29 - 4:30 PM

Pirates designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment.

Mazzaro posted a steady 2.81 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 46/21 K/BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings last season, but the Pirates have a loaded bullpen and simply couldn't find room.
Mar 29 - 1:30 PM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are willing to listen to offers for reliever Vin Mazzaro.

Mazzaro is out of options this spring and is coming off a 2.81 ERA over 57 appearances last season, but he appears to be the odd man out in Pittsburgh's bullpen at the moment. The Pirates might be able to find a taker.
Mar 18 - 9:52 AM

Pirates avoided arbitration with RHP Vin Mazzaro by agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract.

It was Mazzaro's first year of being arbitration-eligible. He earned a raise after putting up a 2.81 ERA over 57 appearances last season.
Jan 17 - 2:26 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mazzaro owns an ugly 5.22 ERA in the majors and is expected to pitch in middle relief. Bryan Morris was optioned to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Vin Mazzaro outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mazzaro was cleared in order to make room for the newly-signed Francisco Liriano on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old was acquired from the Royals over the offseason, but is a long shot to make the roster out of spring training.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:54:00 PM

Pirates acquired RHP Vin Mazzaro and 1B Clint Robinson from the Royals for LHP Luis Rico and RHP Luis Santos.

Mazzaro was one of many players who were designated for assignment by the Royals last week. The 26-year-old right-hander owns posted a 5.73 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio over 44 innings this season and is unlikely to make a big impact with Pittsburgh.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:27:00 AM

Royals designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Mazzaro, 26, had an ugly 5.73 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio in 44 innings with the Royals this season.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Royals recalled RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Omaha.

Mazzaro has a 6.12 ERA and 1.73 WHIP this year in the major leagues. The Royals will hope for much better.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 11:12:00 AM

Royals optioned RHP Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha.

He's been up and down multiple times with the big club this season, posting a 6.12 ERA over nine games -- six starts. Mazzaro will return to a 4.53 ERA in 10 games -- eight starts -- at Triple-A.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 08:22:00 AM

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