The Pirates have acquired pitcher Sean Gallagher from the Padres in exchange for cash.
Steve Pearce, out for several days due to patella tendinitis in his left knee, will receive a plasma-rich platelet injection in hopes of avoiding surgery. He will be out of action until at least August. Surgery remains a possibility.
In today’s Q&A at the PBC Blog, Dejan Kovacevic discussed the idea of converting Evan Meek to a starting pitcher. When I first read Dejan’s feature article on Meek a couple weeks ago, I had the same thought. "I wonder if Meek could become a starting...
Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates have signed six international players, pitchers Cristian Henriquez, Yunior Montero and Melvin Rosario, outfielders Miguel De Aza and Yunior Valdez, and shortstop Rodney Polonia. See link for brief scouting reports on each player.
Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com reports that the Pirates have signed two more draftees, 49th rounder Logan Pevny and 41st rounder Bryton Trepagnier.
Pirates reliever Evan Meek was named to his first All-Star game today. Meek's 0.98 ERA is the best in baseball among pitchers with 40+ innings.
The Pirates removed Charlie Morton from the disabled list and formally optioned him to Triple-A. Morton made five rehab starts with Indianapolis while on the disabled list.
Pirates prospect Starling Marte will begin a rehab assignment this weekend with the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate in Bradenton. He should return to High-A Bradenton in about a week. Marte has been out since May after undergoing surgery for a broken hamate bone.