Kevin Correia removed from rotation, Pirates motivated to trade him

Correia: Days as a Pirate numbered?

With the Pirates acquisition of Wandy Rodriguez, there had been much speculation on what the Pirates would do with their rotation.  Today, our questions have been answered: Kevin Correia will be sent to the bullpen. Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Pirates Saturday in Houston and Correia is available to come out of the bullpen as soon as Saturday.

Also on the Kevin Correia front, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is reporting that the Pirates are now letting teams know that he is available through a trade.  He adds that a source says that the Pirates are “motivated” to move Correia, who has won six straight decisions.  Crasnick mentions that since Correia is only owed $1M for the rest of the season, he is appealing to teams who can’t afford Zack Greinke or Josh Johnson.

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