Prospect Highlights: Homers From Gregory Polanco and JaCoby Jones
May13

Prospect Highlights: Homers From Gregory Polanco and JaCoby Jones

In yesterday’s Indianapolis game, Gregory Polanco hit his fifth homer of the season. He had two hits in the game, including his tenth double and he also drew a walk. Polanco leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 19 extra base hits and a 1.015 OPS. From Sunday’s West Virginia game, JaCoby Jones hits a solo homer over the Greenville Monster in left field. He is having a pretty good first full season in the...

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Minor League Schedule: Zack Dodson Returns to Altoona
May12

Minor League Schedule: Zack Dodson Returns to Altoona

Today’s Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Zack Dodson, John Kuchno, Dovydas Neverauskas

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers
May12

Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released four minor league pitchers. Lefty pitcher Marcus Beltrez and right-handers Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo and Ramon Rodriguez have all been released recently. All four were in Extended Spring Training. Lorenzo was said to be raw, but with huge potential when he signed back in 2009, but a PED suspension side-tracked his career and he never fully recovered. He...

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Pirates Sign Second Baseman Nathan Sopena
May12

Pirates Sign Second Baseman Nathan Sopena

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed second baseman Nathan Sopena, a non-drafted free agent, who attended Eastern Illinois University. The move was announced today on Baseball America, but this apparently went down awhile ago, because a local feature story on Sopena from last August says that he will be playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2014 and he is excited about the opportunity. Sopena’s college career ended...

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Minor League Schedule: Vance Worley Makes His Second Start
May11

Minor League Schedule: Vance Worley Makes His Second Start

Today’s Starters: Vance Worley, Chad Kuhl, Justin Topa

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