Minors Shuffling 6/29

Some minor moves this afternoon… -Eliecer Navarro has been promoted from State College to West Virginia.  The left hander pitched 8.2 innings with State College this year, putting up a 1.04 ERA, and an 11:1 K/BB ratio.  Navarro, 22, spent the 2009 season in the Gulf Coast League, putting up a 3.77 ERA in 31 innings, with a 6.7 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9 ratio. -Jason Townsend and Casey Sadler have officially...

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Ross Ohlendorf Will Be Super Two Eligible

MLB Trade Rumors discovered today that the Super Two cutoff after the season will likely be at 2 years, 124 days, which is the lowest the cutoff has been in years.  Following the 2009 season, the Super Two cutoff was 2 years, 139 days. Players who have more than two years of service time, but less than three years are eligible for an extra year of arbitration, as long as they are in the top 17% of service time of the players...

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Pirates sign Matt Curry

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman Matt Curry, although the move has not been officially announced by the team yet.  Curry signed today, according to a trusted source.  The signing of Curry isn’t a big surprise, as he is a college senior, with his college, TCU, recently being eliminated from the College World Series. Curry, a first baseman, was rated the #65 prospect in the state of Texas by Baseball...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-5, thanks to a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Kevin Melillo.  Melillo went 1-for-4 with the solo homer being his only hit of the night.  Jim Negrych went 2-for-4 with a run, two steals, and two RBIs.  Jeff Cement went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with...

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Pirates sign Casey Sadler and Cliff Archibald

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, 25th round pick Casey Sadler, and 36th round pick Cliff Archibald, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Langosch also confirms the signing of 31st round pick Jason Townsend, who was reported signed over the weekend. Sadler, a right handed pitcher out of Western Oklahoma State, was rated the 23rd best prospect in the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma by Baseball America.  The...

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