By Jason Shetler
With Spring Training getting underway tomorrow, here’s a look back of the Pirates offseason in timeline form.
October 3rd: Vin Mazzaro elected free agency.
October 24th: Pirates designate John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez for assignment.
November 9th: Russell Martin rejects Pirates qualifying offer of $15.3 million.
November 10th: Francisco Liriano rejected Pirates $15.3 million qualifying offer.
November 12th: Pirates acquire Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees for Justin Wilson.
November 14th: A.J. Burnett returns to the Pirates by signing a one-year deal for $8.5 million.
November 18th: Pirates sign Brad Lincoln to a minor league deal.
November 23rd: Pirates trade Ike Davis to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for International slot money.
December 1st: Sean Rodriguez was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later.
December 2nd: Pirates non-tender Gaby Sanchez.
December 3rd: Pirates sign Clayton Richard to a minor league deal.
December 9th: Francisco Liriano re-signs with the Pirates on a three-year deal worth $39 million.
December 10th: The Philadelphia Phillies trade Antonio Bastardo to the Pirates for Joely Rodriguez.
December 12th: Pirates send Buddy Borden to the Rays to complete the Sean Rodriguez deal. They also signed Radhames Liz to a one-year contract for $1 million.
December 19th: Corey Hart signs with the Pirates on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, which includes another $2.5 million in incentives.
December 22nd: Pirates win the rights to negotiate with Jung-Ho Kang. The winning bid was around $5 million.
January 16th: Jung-Ho Kang signs with the Pirates on a four-year deal worth $11 million, which includes a fifth year club option.
January 27th: Pirates trade Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later.
February 4th: Miami Marlins deal Arquimedes Caminero to the Pirates in exchange for cash.
February 20th: Pirates acquire Steven Brault from the Orioles to complete the Travis Snider deal.