Dejan Kovacevic is reporting in the Post-Gazette that the Pirates have come to terms with their first round draft pick, left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos. The official announcement will come later today, likely just before this evening's game against the Rockies.
KDKA speculates that Moskos will report to the State College Spikes, a short-season Single-A team. Duke Welker and Matthew Foust, the Pirates' second and sixth round selections, are already throwing for State College. Brian Tracy, son of manager Jim Tracy, is also in the Spikes' rotation.
In other news, the Oakland Athletics traded former Pirate Jason Kendall to the Chicago Cubs yesterday for catcher Rob Bowen. Minor-league prospects were involved in the deal, too. The Pirates are still paying $5.5 million of Kendall's salary.
The Cubs visit PNC Park on September 7th....
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.