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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates protected six players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft, adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, and Duke Welker to the 40-man roster.  That left the following players eligible for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Eligible Players The first group of players are first time...

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    Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul...

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    Pirates Claim Two, Outright Pagnozzi

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed RHP Jeremy Hefner from San Diego and C Brian Jeroloman from Toronto, the team just announced. Catcher Matt Pagnozzi has been outrighted to Indianapolis.  That leaves four open spots on the 40-man roster for Rule 5 candidates to be protected. Hefner pitched for the Padres' AAA affiliate in...

  • News and Rumors
    Ryan Doumit Signs With Twins

    According to Jerry Crasnick, Ryan Doumit has signed a deal with the Minnesota Twins for $3 M plus undisclosed performance bonuses.  The move means that the Pirates will get a compensation pick in between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe...

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    Ryan Doumit Expected to Make Decision Today

    We've heard for the last week that former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was expected to sign a deal before the end of November.  Jerry Crasnick has an update today that Doumit is down to two American League teams, and is expected to make a decision today.  What this means for the...

  • Winter Leagues
    Winter Leagues 11/17: Hague Walks Four Times

    Thursday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este 8, Estrellas de Oriente 6 Following his two hit game on Wednesday night, Matt Hague had another interesting game for the Bulls.  Hague went 1-for-1 with a run scored, and walked four times in the 8-6 victory.  Pedro...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 18

    On this date in 1998 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Ricardo Rincon to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Brian Giles. The trade was a one-sided win for the Pirates as Giles was an all-star outfielder and Rincon was a lefty reliever, who pitched 207 games for the Indians but only amassed 154.1...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Pittsburgh Pirates AFL Pitch F/X Data

    Inman's fastball ranged as high as 96 MPH. One of the benefits of the Arizona Fall League is that two of the six parks have Pitch F/X data, which allows us to get some accurate radar readings of how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are throwing.  This year we didn't see everyone in...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Arizona Fall League Recap

    The Mesa Solar Sox finished their Arizona Fall League season yesterday. Robbie Grossman: .375/.472/.625, 7 HR, 104 at-bats Following his breakout season in the Florida State League in 2011, Grossman was impressive in the AFL.  He hit seven homers in 104 at-bats, after hitting 13 in 490 during the 2011 regular season....

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    AFL Recap 11/17: Final Game of the Season

    The Mesa Solar Sox played their final game of the 2011 Arizona Fall League season, winning 6-2 against Scottsdale.  Jarek Cunningham started, going 1-for-3 with a run.  Jeff Inman pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily...

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