Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Helps Team to Caribbean Series
Jan31

Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Helps Team to Caribbean Series

Wrapping up a few days of winter league action in one article, since there isn’t much going on at this point. On Monday night in Mexico, Sebastian Valle went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He was 1-for-2 in throwing out base runners. His team lost 4-3, which wrapped up the finals, sending Tomateros de Culiacan to the Caribbean Series. Valle went 2-for-16 in the five games. In Venezuela, Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a walk,...

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Seven Pirates In MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List
Jan30

Seven Pirates In MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List

MLB.com announced their top 100 prospects list. See the link and updates at the bottom of this page. Jim Callis mentioned on the radio earlier this week that there were seven Pittsburgh Pirates players on the list and the final tally is at the bottom of this page. Based on the top ten at each position, Tyler Glasnow should head the Pirates list. He ranked third overall for right-handed pitchers, trailing two highly touted prospects in...

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Pirates Purchase Independent League Catcher
Jan30

Pirates Purchase Independent League Catcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of 26-year-old catcher Dwight Childs, who spent the 2013-14 seasons playing independent ball. Catching for the St. Paul Saints and the New Jersey Jackals in 2014, he hit .208/.270/.250 in 67 games. He spent the entire 2013 season with the Saints. Childs was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 18th round in 2009 out of the University of Arizona. Over four seasons in the...

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Pirates Sign Josh Wall to Minor League Deal With Spring Training Invite
Jan30

Pirates Sign Josh Wall to Minor League Deal With Spring Training Invite

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Josh Wall, who has been invited to Spring Training. They also announced the Wilkin Castillo deal we heard earlier in the week and they also extended him an invite to Spring Training. Wall was a waiver pickup last year from the Angels in late May and he cleared waivers in August, getting dropped from the 40-man roster, but remaining in the organization. The...

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Pirates Sign Chris Volstad to Minor League Deal
Jan30

Pirates Sign Chris Volstad to Minor League Deal

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor league deal. He was a starting pitcher for four season with the Florida Marlins before being dealt to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2012 season. Volstad had a 4.59 ERA in 584 innings with the Marlins, having his best season as a rookie in 2008 when he had a 2.88 ERA in 14 starts and one relief appearance. With...

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