Catching up on some roster moves that took place yesterday in the farm system:
**2012 compensation pick Barrett Barnes was placed on the 7-day disabled list. No reason was given in the press release, but I’ve learned that he’s out with a lower leg stress related injury. He’ll be out for a few days, and then the Pirates will reevaluate him and determine what type of return to play progression is in order.
**The Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Erik Turgeon and have assigned him to the Bradenton Marauders. Erik is the nephew of State College Spikes manager Dave Turgeon. He was recently in the Mets’ organization, posting a 7.40 ERA in 24.1 innings, with an 8.1 K/9 and a 4.4 BB/9 at the Double-A level. He usually sits 90-92 MPH in relief, and throws a curveball and a changeup.
**Jhonathan Ramos was assigned to Bradenton from Altoona.
**Kevin Kleis, Jimmy Rider, and Jesus Vasquez were all transferred from the GCL to State College.
**Emmanuel De Leon was promoted from State College to West Virginia.
**Zack Dodson was placed on the temporary inactive list. Tom Bragg reported last night that West Virginia manager Rick Sofield had no comment on the move. The Pirates are keeping the reasoning internal for now.
**Jonathan Schwind and Colten Brewer have been activated from the disabled list, and will join the GCL Pirates.