Transactions

Pirates DFA Duke Welker

Pirates DFA Duke Welker

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Matt Hague would be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in St Louis to take the place of Starling Marte, who was placed on the Bereavement List. To make room on the 40-man roster for Hague, the Pirates designated right-handed relief pitcher Duke Welker for assignment.

Welker had Tommy John surgery back in early June, so he will be out until sometime next season. He was pitching at Indianapolis this season, making nine appearances before being injured in early May. A month later, he had the surgery to end his season. Because he won't pitch until mid-season next year, it's highly unlikely someone picks up Welker, so the Pirates make this roster move without the risk of losing someone....

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. 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

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Call-Up Pedro Florimon, Deolis Guerra to the 60-Day DL

Tim WilliamsSeptember 2, 2015
Austin Meadows 3

Austin Meadows, Tyler Eppler, and Montana DuRapau Promoted to Altoona

John DrekerSeptember 2, 2015
Sadler has pitched great this year, earning himself two stints with the Pirates (Photo by: David Hague)

Pirates Place Casey Sadler on the 60-Day DL to Make Room For Call-Ups

Tim WilliamsSeptember 1, 2015
Elias Diaz 2

Source: Pirates Will Call Up Six When Rosters Expand, Including Elias Diaz

Tim WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pedro Florimon Sent Outright to Indianapolis

John DrekerAugust 25, 2015
Ke'Bryan Hayes 731

Ke’Bryan Hayes Promoted to Morgantown, Kevin Kramer to West Virginia

Tim WilliamsAugust 25, 2015

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 © 2015 Pirates Prospects