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Pirates add another big bat by acquiring Justin Morneau from Twins

Pirates add another big bat by acquiring Justin Morneau from Twins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have proved their staying power this season with top-flight pitching and strong performances by young position players, but the organization continued on Saturday to improve its lineup with the acquisition of left-handed slugger Justin Morneau in a trade with the Minnesota Twins. The 32-year-old Morneau, an 11-year veteran and 2006 American League MVP, was acquired for 28-year-old minor-league outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later or cash. Morneau, who is making $14 million this season, is in the final year of his contract. The Pirates, who entered play Saturday tied for first place in the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals at 78-56,...

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