Pirates Release 2014 Draft Pick Michael Clemens
Jan22

Pirates Release 2014 Draft Pick Michael Clemens

According to the MiLB.com transaction page for the Appalachian League, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released minor league pitcher Michael Clemens. He was the 17th round draft pick in 2014 and was pitching well for Bristol until he suspended in mid-August for testing positive for HGH. Under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, he was suspended for 68 games, which means he would have missed almost all of the 2015...

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Pirates Designate Jake Elmore For Assignment, Add Jung Ho Kang to 40-Man Roster
Jan20

Pirates Designate Jake Elmore For Assignment, Add Jung Ho Kang to 40-Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Jung Ho Kang. The Pirates claimed Elmore back on November 7th after the Cincinnati Reds put him on waivers. He has played briefly in the Majors each of the last three seasons with three different teams. Elmore was 2-for-11 in five games for the Reds last year. The Pirates made the Jung Ho Kang signing official on...

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Pirates Exchange Arbitration Figures With Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley
Jan16

Pirates Exchange Arbitration Figures With Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley

The Pittsburgh Pirates reachedĀ agreements with nine players today, avoiding arbitration with each player. For all of the details on those deals, check out our post from earlier. The three players who didn’t agree to terms are Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley. Those players had a 1:00 PM deadline to exchange figures with the Pirates. The Pirates have been described as a “file and trial” team the last few...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Nine Players; Walker, Alvarez, Worley Headed to Arbitration?
Jan16

Pirates Agree to Terms With Nine Players; Walker, Alvarez, Worley Headed to Arbitration?

Today at 1:00 PM EST is the deadline for arbitration eligible players and teams to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have 12 players who are eligible for arbitration, and all 12 players officially filed on Tuesday. The Pirates will exchange figures with those 12 players today, or the two sides will come to an agreement prior to the exchange. In most cases, the Pirates try to work out a deal with the players before...

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Pirates Make the Jung Ho Kang Signing Official
Jan16

Pirates Make the Jung Ho Kang Signing Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced that they have signed infielder Jung Ho Kang to a four year deal with a club option for the 2019 season. No terms were announced, and no corresponding move has been announced yet. The reported terms on this deal were $16 M total. I’m sure the details will come out at some point soon. UPDATE 11:10 AM: Jon Heyman says it is believed to be worth $11 M plus. Jung-ho kang pirates deal...

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Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal
Jan12

Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The contract is also said to have an option year, making it a possible five-year deal. Bowden puts the price tag at approximately $16 M. The deal is pending a physical, which will reportedly happen on Thursday. More on this as details are made available. Kang has agreed to terms with Pirates 4yrs with 5th yr option at...

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