Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

Harrison has been optioned to AAA.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves:

-The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his contract that stated they had to either release him or promote him if another team wanted to offer him a major league contract.

-Evan Meek has been transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL, to make room for Grilli.

-The Pirates have optioned Josh Harrison and Pedro Ciriaco to AAA.  The team will announce corresponding roster moves tomorrow.  Those moves will likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno and Steve Pearce from the disabled list.

-The Pirates currently have a full 40-man roster, and one spot open on the 25-man roster.  They will have to create a spot for Cedeno and Pearce tomorrow.  That will likely come from the bullpen, as the current pen has eight relievers.  The only relievers with options are Daniel McCutchen, Tony Watson, and Chris Leroux.

The 25-man roster and the 40-man roster have been updated.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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