December 13th, 2007
New Orleans receives:
SP David Olivas (30, AAA) - minor league contract
New Orleans' 10th round 2008 draft pick (SS Elmer Shirley - 22nd pick)
Olivas had a solid '08 season with New Orleans. In 74 relief innings, he went 1-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 2 saves. He remains with New Orleans in '09 serving as a mopup and long reliever.
Shirley had a mediocre '08 season at Kentucky's SS-A affiliate. A talented defensive utility infielder, Shirley projects to be nothing else than a defensive specialist. The future looks bleak for him to crack a major league roster.