Pirates Outright Ali Solis to Indianapolis; Morton Activated From DL

According to the MLB.com transactions page, the Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Ali Solis to Triple-A. Solis was claimed off of waivers last week from the Padres, apparently for the sole purpose of the Pirates trying to put him through waivers and send him to Indianapolis.

He didn’t look like much more than catching depth when he was claimed, and this move isn’t much of a surprise since it was expected when he was claimed. It does open another spot on the 40-man roster.

Also, per the transactions page, Charlie Morton was activated from the 60-day disabled list on October 29th.

The Future Payroll Page and the 2013 40-man payroll page are both updated. The Pirates now have six open spots on the 40-man roster.

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  • https://profiles.google.com/105668650510920614054 Brian Bernard

    Tim,
    With the clear uncertainty of the catching situation in Pittsburgh, why isn’t Tony Sanchez playing winter ball somewhere to either prove he’s ready – or improve on what he’s struggled with?
    Why do you make of this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.rothermund Ian Rothermund

      If anything, I would’ve liked to have seen him work on just hitting. I think that needed more work than his defense, so it wouldn’t have worn him down by the time Spring Training comes around. I’m sure he sees the writing on the wall with the catching situation, and if he’s smart, he’s not wasting his offseason.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.donahue.100 whiteAngus

    I believe Sanchez was hurt at the end of the season.

    • https://profiles.google.com/116255365477483987850 jalcorn

      I don’t think so, he was playing up through Sept 1st at Indy. He really had an OK season and finished strong over the last two months. Barring a trade, Tony is a better option that the veteran FA’s available.