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This could be an action-packed two weeks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After the draft is up and finished, 

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the focus is on signing all their picks and sending them to campus to start their professional careers.

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On top of that, with the trade deadline quickly approaching, Pirates is likely to be a seller once again. 

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He opened the trading season by trading Daniel Vogelbach to the New York Mets for reliever Colin Holderman.

Wrighty is an interesting prospect (maintaining the position despite being 26), as he was ranked tenth in the Mets system according to FanGraph.

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 Holderman has done well for the Mets this year, 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings.

Now that its roster spot is open, it makes the Pirates a little more versatile in what they can do with their lineup. They can give a player an extra day off the field, 

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but also create an additional lineup spot for a young player to evaluate what role he can play as part of a future team.

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It also clears a lefty from the roster, which the Pirates have a lot in Pittsburgh and wait in Indianapolis.

It always seems like a never-ending cycle for the Pirates - signing players to take off on time limits. Pirates are now in a position to do more such business.