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Ramon Vazquez

The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't make many free agent moves during the off season in fact the only significant additions were utility infielder Ramon Vazquez and reserve outfielder Eric Hinske.

The Pirates have suffered through 16 consecutive losing seasons and Vazquez won't be the catalyst to lead them to respectability – he will be a valuable asset off the bench. The bench in 2008 was actually a bright spot for the Bucs, but players like Jason Michaels and Doug Mientkiewicz are gone and replaced by the versatile Vazquez who signed a two-year deal can play...

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