The Pirates have signed 16-year-old Belarusian pitcher Aleksey Lukashevich. Lukashevich is the first player from Belarus to join a major league organization.
Rob Biertempfel tweeted moments ago that Pirates' catching prospect Tony Sanchez will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Sanchez, out with a broken jaw, previously hoped to return later in the year.
The Pirates reacquired minor league shortstop Brian Bixler today for a player to be named later.
According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, the Pirates demoted Tim Alderson to High-A Bradenton after his start this afternoon. The move frees up a spot in the Altoona rotation for recently promoted pitcher Jeff Locke.
Jeff Locke tweeted this afternoon that he is "heading north." Tim Williams of BuccoFans.com confirms that Locke has been promoted to Double-A Altoona.
The Pirates optioned Jason Jaramillo and Justin Thomas to Triple-A Indianapolis after today’s game. Zach Duke will return from the disabled list to start Friday’s game. Indianapolis catcher Erik Kratz will likely take Jaramillo’s spot on the major league roster. [Link
Immediately following his start Wednesday night, Daniel McCutchen was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The move opens a roster spot for newly acquired Sean Gallagher.
After a brief exchange on Twitter this afternoon, my interest was piqued. Jose Tabata has a history of producing ground balls on close to 60% of his balls in play. How many times would he hit into a double play over a full season if...
Unfortunately, due to real life responsibilities, I have been unable to watch either of Brad Lincoln's past two starts. However, I wanted to share a quick nugget of Pitch f/x data that I noticed this morning. Click here to see a pitch location comparison between...
According to Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com, the Pirates have signed 27th round draft pick Kevin Kleis.