NASHVILLE — For the first time since Neal Huntington became GM, the Pirates did not take a player in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. It also is the first time since 2004 that the club did not make a selection. The list of those recent picks: Victor Santos (2005), Sean White (2006), Evan Meek (2007), Donnie Veal (2008), John Raynor (2009), Josh Rodriguez (2010) and Gustavo Nunez (2011). Meek became an All-Star, but quickly faded. Veal showed promise, but had surgery and moved out of the organization. Santos pitched in 25 games for the Pirates in 2006 and went 5-9 with a 5.70 ERA....
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