Pirates Exercise Option for Alvarez, Decline for Barajas, Release Takahashi

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Pirates Exercise Option for Alvarez, Decline for Barajas, Release Takahashi
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The Pirates have exercised their 2013 club option for Pedro Alvarez and declined for Rod Barajas, reports Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (on Twitter). The team also released southpaw Hisanori Takahashi.

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