May 31, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT
As expected the Pirates couldn’t find a taker for Nate McLouth and his $1.75 million contract after designating him for assignment last week, so they’ve placed the veteran outfielder on release waivers.
That means assuming no team claims him–and that’s highly unlikely–the Pirates will release McLouth and he’ll then be free to sign whatever type of deal he can get elsewhere.
McLouth had a nice three-season run from 2007-2009, which got him a trip to the All-Star game and a multi-year contract at age 27, but in the three seasons since then he’s hit just .203 with a .624 OPS in 200 games.
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