Pirates question timing of trades

Updated: July 1, 2009, 6:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The reaction in the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse to Tuesday's trades wasn't as vocal as it was when Nate McLouth was dealt to the Braves for three players last month. But that doesn't mean the players were happy with the timing, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Tuesday's trades sent starting outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett to the Nationals, and utility player Eric Hinske to the Yankees.

"It's not our job to understand the big plan, I guess," first baseman ...

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