Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis
Aug21

Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. Obispo was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates picked up catcher Ramon Cabrera off waivers. Obispo has been with Indianapolis since being picked up off waivers on June 1st from the Atlanta Braves. In 25.2 innings over 23 appearances, he has a 3.16 ERA and 24...

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Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released
Aug21

Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a lot of roster moves over the last two days involving all eight Pirates affiliates. Yesterday we announced JaCoby Jones to the DL, along with five other rosters moves. Today’s moves are as follows: Indianapolis placed catcher Nevin Ashley and infielder Blake Davis on the disabled list. These moves were made to make room for Michael Martinez and Brent Morel after both returned from a stint with the...

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Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro
Aug21

Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro

On Wednesday in the Gulf Coast League, Gage Hinsz made his first start as a pro. The 11th round draft pick from this year, had made one relief appearance last Wednesday, which was his pro debut. In that brief outing, he threw 1.2 innings, giving up two runs(one earned) on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout. We talk about pitchers being projectable all the time here because the Pittsburgh Pirates take chances on a lot of high...

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Morning Report: Not Many Players Do What Alen Hanson Does
Aug21

Morning Report: Not Many Players Do What Alen Hanson Does

It takes a special blend of power and speed to do what Alen Hanson has done this year at the plate and on the bases. He has reached double figures in doubles, triples, homers and stolen bases. The last Pirates players to accomplish that in the minors were Starling Marte and Hanson in 2012. Before that, Alex Presley did it during his breakout season in 2010 and then you have to go back to 2005 and Craig Stansberry for another example....

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Pirates Sign Catcher Out of Venezuela
Aug20

Pirates Sign Catcher Out of Venezuela

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 18-year-old catcher Raul Hernandez out of Venezuela last month. He counts as a July 2nd signing and he’s one of three catchers the Pirates have signed during this year’s signing period. They also gave a a six-figure bonus to 16-year-old Gabriel Brito¬†on July 2nd and a few days later they signed 17-year-old Roberto Noguera out of Colombia. Hernandez has been eligible to sign since 2012, but his...

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