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Pirates Trade for Justin Morneau

Baseball/Red Stitches and Morning/iStockphoto(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have made another addition to their roster.  They added Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in a trade on Saturday.

Once the deal was complete, Morneau left from Texas, who the Twins were playing and arrived for the final four innings of the Pirates 7-1 win over St. Louis. 

"We felt that this move gives us a better chance to play in October, a better chance to win the division, a better chance to advance in October," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said.

This move comes a couple days after the Pirates traded for Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck.  

The Twins will get back outfielder Alex Presley and cash or a player to be named later.

"We've got more depth, we've got more options than we had four days ago," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. "We're a better team. We're a stronger team."

The four-time All-Star hit .259 with 17 homers and 74 RBIs this season.

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