Transactions

Pirates Add Jose Contreras, Option Jared Hughes

Pirates Add Jose Contreras, Option Jared Hughes

Jose Contreras has been added to the Pirates' roster.

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras. To make room, they've optioned Jared Hughes to Triple-A.

We heard earlier in the week that Contreras would be added to the roster on Friday. He's been throwing well in the minors, featuring a nasty fork ball. I talked about the impact Contreras could have in the bullpen in today's podcast.

It's a bit of a surprise that Jared Hughes was sent down. He's been inconsistent this year, so it's not a surprise from a performance standpoint. It is a surprise that he would go before Vin Mazzaro or Bryan Morris. Especially Morris, since Morris always seems to be the last in and first out when bullpen moves are made.

In the next two we...

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 FREE copy of the 2016 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.

Transactions

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 Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Trade Kyle Lobstein to Orioles for Lefty Zach Phillips

John DrekerAugust 31, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Recall Alen Hanson; Add Kelvin Marte to Roster

John DrekerAugust 30, 2016
Tito Polo standing in at the plate

Pirates Send Stephen Tarpley and Tito Polo to the Yankees to Complete Nova Trade

Tim WilliamsAugust 30, 2016
Steven Brault 22916 WM

Pirates Recall Steven Brault; Place Gerrit Cole on Disabled List

John DrekerAugust 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Tyler Glasnow Activated From Disabled List, Optioned to Indianapolis

John DrekerAugust 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Recall A.J. Schugel; Option Adam Frazier to Bristol

John DrekerAugust 28, 2016

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