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Correia hoping to be traded before Deadline

Correia hoping to be traded before Deadline

Correia hoping to be traded before Deadline
HOUSTON -- Kevin Correia thought he would spend Monday at Wrigley Field pitching for his seventh straight victory. Instead, the Pittsburgh right-hander had to settle for his first relief appearance on Sunday while counting down the hours to Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Correia, who hopes his name pops up on the transactions list, gave up four runs in two innings of a 9-5 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Correia's desire to be dealt isn't breaking news. He is out of the Pirates' rotation, making way for left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, and has been out of sight. Sitting on a six-decision winning streak, Correia is in an uncomfortable position.

"I want to start. For me to start, I'd either have to go elsewhere, or have someone get hurt here," Correia said. "I don't want to see anyone get hurt, so ..."

Manager Clint Hurdle had his sit-down with Correia on the club's first day in Houston. Did Correia then pointedly inquire about the chances of him being dealt?

"[General manager] Neal Huntington wasn't part of that conversation, so what would have been the point? The manager doesn't make those calls," Correia said.

The market for starting pitchers has been thinning out. Zack Greinke, Francisco Liriano and Anibal Sanchez have been dealt. Ryan Dempster has made his market razor-thin. Matt Garza and Josh Johnson top the lists of shoppers.

"Maybe after all the No. 1s are off the board, then teams will start looking at me," Correia said, with a light shrug.

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