News and Rumors

Why the Need for Catching Help?

Why the Need for Catching Help?

Injuries to the catching staff this year have left a need for the Pirates.

All season we've been hearing the Pittsburgh Pirates linked to catchers in the trade market.  There was the interest in Chris Iannetta of the Colorado Rockies.  There was the rumored Garrett Jones for Jeff Mathis trade with the Los Angeles Angels that they ended up turning down.

It made sense that the Pirates were looking for catching all throughout the season.  At one point their top two catchers went down in the span of a little over a week, while their top backup in AAA also was suffering an injury.  The Pirates cycled through Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas, before adding Michael McKenry in a minor league trade, and promoting Eric Fryer after his big year in Altoona, then Indianapolis.

The need for a catc...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

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.

More in News and Rumors

Jung Ho Kang Ranked Among the Top Ten Third Basemen

John DrekerJanuary 15, 2017

Pirates Don’t Stack Up Well Against the Best in Buster Olney’s Rankings

John DrekerJanuary 15, 2017

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Jordy Mercer, Gerrit Cole and Juan Nicasio; Watson Remains Unsigned

John DrekerJanuary 13, 2017

Pirates Have the Makings of a Solid Bullpen

John DrekerJanuary 13, 2017

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Drew Hutchison and Jared Hughes

John DrekerJanuary 12, 2017

2017 Winter Mini-Camp: Day Four Discussion Thread

John DrekerJanuary 12, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects