The Pittsburgh Pirates continued attempts to rebuild -- and saved some cash -- by trading highly paid and unhappy veterans John Candelaria, George Hendrick and Al Holland for three young California Angels.
Sent to the Pirates were outfielder Mike Brown, 25; left-handed pitcher Pat Clements, 23, and another young player who will not be identified until he clears waivers, Pittsburgh general manager Joe Brown said.
Candelaria, a relief pitcher, and Hendrick, an outfielder-first baseman obtained from St. Louis in the offseason, had requested trades, and Holland's agent had said the reliever, obtained from Philadelphia early in the year, would not re-sign with the Pirates for next season.
"The Pirates and I will be accused of or credited with getting rid of big contracts," Brown said. "We simply wanted players who want to play in Pittsburgh. We also wanted young, good players."
Brown was batting .268 in 60 games. Clements was 5-0 with one save and a 3.34 ERA in 41 games. Candelaria, 31, a former 20-game winner, was 2-4 with nine saves and a 3.64 ERA in 37 games. Holland, 31, was 1-4 with five saves and a 3.45 ERA. Hendrick, 35, was batting .230 in 69 games.