Catching up on some minor league transactions.
**The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Vince Payne. Payne was a 12th round pick in 2010, and spent parts of the last two years in West Virginia. He combined to put up a 7.86 ERA in 34.1 innings in those two years.
**The Pirates also released Matt McSwain. McSwain had been in the organization for seven years, spending the last two in Double-A. He had a 4.88 ERA in 55.1 innings this year, spending six starts in the rotation.
**Evan Chambers was demoted from Altoona to Bradenton. Junior Sosa was demoted from Bradenton to West Virginia.