Pirates Reassign Kyle McPherson and Nevin Ashley
Mar27

Pirates Reassign Kyle McPherson and Nevin Ashley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned catcher Nevin Ashley and right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson to minor league camp. That now leaves the active roster at 28 players. McPherson is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will begin the year on the disabled list, while Ashley should see regular playing time at Indianapolis until Chris Stewart returns to the Pirates, which would push Tony Sanchez into the AAA starting role. Ashley...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Touki Toussaint Dominates in NHSI Start
Mar26

Draft Prospect Watch: Touki Toussaint Dominates in NHSI Start

Some draft news and notes with a heavy emphasis on prep players today as the NHSI takes place this week. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For more information on the top players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.   The National High...

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Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal
Mar26

Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates and left fielder Starling Marte are close on signing a six-year deal.  We heard a few days ago that the Pirates had made two offers to Marte over the Winter and he rejected both of them, but he was still open to negotiate. It sounds like the two sides have resumed talks and a deal may happen soon. Sources: #Pirates, Marte close on six-year extension. — Ken Rosenthal...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Bradley Zimmer Hits Sixth Homer
Mar25

Draft Prospect Watch: Bradley Zimmer Hits Sixth Homer

Some draft news, notes and game recaps from the last two days. Also below, you will find a new mock draft from Big League Futures, a site that does excellent scouting work all season long. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For more information on the top players...

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Pirates Trade For Vance Worley
Mar25

Pirates Trade For Vance Worley

According to a press release from the Pittsburgh Pirates, they have acquired pitcher Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins for cash. Worley has pitched four years in the majors, beginning his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, before moving on to the Twins last year. The 26-year-old righty had a 7.21 ERA in ten starts in 2013, allowing 82 hits in 48.2 innings. He has been hit around in Spring, posting a 13.50 ERA and allowing 22...

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