Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
Jan12

Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added former Major League infielder Jamey Carroll as a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations Staff. Carroll spent 12 years in the majors, last playing in 2013 for the Kansas City Royals. He joins Kevin Young, who was hired for the same role earlier this off-season. The Pirates also added Grady Little as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations. Carroll played 1276 games in his career, spending...

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Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List
Jan12

Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List

Baseball America released their top ten prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and not surprisingly, Tyler Glasnow has been ranked the top prospect in the system. Earlier this off-season, they named him the top prospect in the Florida State League and also he also made their minor league All-Star team. The complete list can be found below, along with links to the Pirates players that made the top 20 prospects list for...

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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Reaches Base Three Times as His Team Nears Elimination
Jan12

Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Reaches Base Three Times as His Team Nears Elimination

In the Dominican playoffs on Sunday night, Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a walk, run scored and two stolen bases. His team still lost and is now of the verge of being eliminated in the round robin tournament. With five games left and only two teams advancing, the Toros are 4-9, trailing the Gigantes(10-3), Estrellas(7-6) and the Aguilas(5-8). Hanson is now 10-for-45(.222) in the playoffs. Gustavo Nunez went 1-for-3 with a walk, run...

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Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea
Jan11

Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson, who signed as a minor league free agent back in October. He was released so he could sign a one-year contract with Kia of the Korean League. Stinson has spent parts of four seasons in the majors, splitting time between the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He will make $500,000 this season in...

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Winter Leagues: Grand Slam From Gorkys Hernandez, Playoffs Begin in Colombia
Jan11

Winter Leagues: Grand Slam From Gorkys Hernandez, Playoffs Begin in Colombia

In Venezuela on Saturday night, Gorkys Hernandez had just one hit in five trips to the plate and he made his first error of the playoffs, but he made that one hit count. In the fifth inning, Hernandez cleared the bases with a grand slam over the left field wall, helping Caribes de Anzoategui to a 12-7 victory. His team has the best record(5-3) so far in the round robin tournament. Hernandez is hitting .222 in eight playoff games and...

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