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Vin Mazzaro | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Royals recalled RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Omaha.

Mazzaro has registered a rough 5.70 ERA in eight appearances this season at the major league level. He should be avoided in fantasy leagues no matter his role.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 04:21:00 PM

The Royals are expected to recall right-hander Vin Mazzaro for Tuesday's game.

The Royals have yet to make an official announcement. Mazzaro, 25, has a 5.70 ERA in six starts and two relief appearances in the majors this season and should be off the radar in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 10:09:00 AM

Royals optioned RHP Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha.

He gets the boot after the Blue Jays knocked him around for six runs on 13 hits over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday. Mazzaro might be back later this summer, but it's clear at this point he won't ever be a worthwhile fantasy option.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 10:14:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
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PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez