Pirates Add John Holdzkom to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Chris McGuiness
Sep01

Pirates Add John Holdzkom to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Chris McGuiness

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher John Holdzkom and have optioned him to Triple-A, per a team press release. The announcement said that the move happened last night, which means Holdzkom was added to the 40-man roster in time to qualify for the playoff roster. They had to option him to Indianapolis, since rosters hadn’t expanded yet when he was added. The optional assignment will be...

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First Pitch: Who Will Be Eligible For the Pirates’ Playoff Roster?
Sep01

First Pitch: Who Will Be Eligible For the Pirates’ Playoff Roster?

For the second straight year, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in good position to make the playoffs heading into September, which means we need clarification on how playoff rosters are determined. Today was the final day to shape those rosters, whether that’s by adding outside help, or just adding players to a roster to make them eligible. To get a better understanding of how playoff rosters work, let’s review all...

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Leads a Big Day of Homers; Bradenton Clinches Playoffs
Aug31

Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Leads a Big Day of Homers; Bradenton Clinches Playoffs

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Neal Huntington on Who Could Join the Pirates When Rosters Expand Tomorrow
Aug31

Neal Huntington on Who Could Join the Pirates When Rosters Expand Tomorrow

Major League Baseball rosters expand tomorrow, with teams able to call up anyone on the 40-man roster, giving them the possibility for an active roster that can hold up to 40 players. Not all of the guys on the 40-man roster will be called up, but you can expect the Pirates to make several moves. “We’re going to be very cognizant of the numbers that we add to this club,” Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal...

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No Moves Imminent For the Pirates as Waiver Trade Deadline Approaches
Aug31

No Moves Imminent For the Pirates as Waiver Trade Deadline Approaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates have until midnight tonight to make a waiver trade and have that player eligible for their playoff roster. But by the looks of things, it doesn’t appear that they’ll be adding anyone before that deadline passes. “We’ve been aggressive in claims, as has much of the industry has, so there’s not a lot of players that we feel are significant additions for us available that have cleared...

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