By Jason Shetler
Pitchers Curtis Partch and Trey Haley have both declared free agency, this according to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects.
Partch signed with the Pirates on a minor league deal last offseason. He spent most of this year pitching with AAA Indianapolis, and did terrific work, posting a 2.24 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 42 games. Partch appeared in just two games for the Pirates and allowed three earned runs.
Haley also signed this past offseason with the Pirates. The 26-year-old righty had the upside of being a flamethrower, but had tremendous control issues all season long. He was designated for assignment in June when the Pirates acquired Erik Kratz from the Los Angeles Angels. After clearing waivers, Haley was outrighted back to Indianapolis. In 38 appearances for the Indians, he had an ERA of 5.76. Haley struggled so much that he was demoted to AA in August. He posted a 4.35 ERA in nine games with Altoona, and had more walks (11) than he did innings pitched (10.1).