Transactions: Ciriaco, Pearce, Thompson, Figueroa

A few transactions to catch up on from today:

-The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco and have placed Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list.

-No move yet, but Aaron Thompson is in Pittsburgh, and is expected to be added to the team, possibly by tomorrow to make a spot start on Wednesday.

-The Pirates have signed Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal and have assigned him to Indianapolis.  Just like their signing of Aaron Heilman, this is a move for depth, as Indianapolis is short on pitchers right now.

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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