Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington To Be Honored At Dapper Dan Awards


Pittsburgh senior vice president and general manager Neal Huntington, 46, has seen the Pirates fortunes improve since coming on board the Jolly Roger in September 2007. His leadership helped the Pirates reach the playoffs for two consecutive years and curtail a 20-season losing streak.

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For his accomplishments, Huntington will receive the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award, presented by Dapper Dan Charities, at the Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The remaining winners are Hall of Fame quarterback and East Brady native, Jim Kelly with the Lifetime Achievement Award; wide receiver Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Sportsman of the Year; and Olympic Athlete, Christa Harmotto Dietzen as the Sportswoman of the Year.

Trade Notes: The Bucs, in a minor league transaction, acquired infielder/outfielder Edward Salcedo Thursday from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handed pitcher Bryton Trepagnier.

Salcedo, 23, spent most of the 2014 season with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, batting .212 with 21 doubles, 10 homers, and 44 RBI in 364 at-bats. He also stole 13 bases. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Dominican native saw action at third, short and in right field during five Minor League seasons. He has not been added to the list of non-roster invitees to the Major League camp in Spring Training.

Trepagnier, 23, posted a 4-1 record with 2.53 ERA, nine saves, and 40 strikeouts in 38 appearances in 2014 for the Class A Advanced Bradenton Marauders. The 6-foot-4, 186-pound hurler was taken in the 41st round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

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