Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis
Aug21

Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. Obispo was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates picked up catcher Ramon Cabrera off waivers. Obispo has been with Indianapolis since being picked up off waivers on June 1st from the Atlanta Braves. In 25.2 innings over 23 appearances, he has a 3.16 ERA and 24...

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Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released
Aug21

Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a lot of roster moves over the last two days involving all eight Pirates affiliates. Yesterday we announced JaCoby Jones to the DL, along with five other rosters moves. Today’s moves are as follows: Indianapolis placed catcher Nevin Ashley and infielder Blake Davis on the disabled list. These moves were made to make room for Michael Martinez and Brent Morel after both returned from a stint with the...

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Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A
Aug20

Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A

Gerrit Cole has been activated from the disabled list, as expected since he will be making the start tonight. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel has been optioned to Triple-A. Morel was brought up as an extra bench bat when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list. Yesterday, Michael Martinez went down to Triple-A after Andrew McCutchen was activated from the DL. The Martinez/Morel/Nix trio is almost completely off the...

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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL
Aug20

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL

JaCoby Jones has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. No word yet on the injury that led to the placement. Jones last played on Sunday, and West Virginia hasn’t played since then. We’ll have more updates when we get them. UPDATE: I’m being told the placement is illness related. Minor League DL trips are 7 days, so it must be something that is expected to keep him out for...

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Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA
Aug19

Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to Indianapolis. Today was the first day that McCutchen was eligible to come off the disabled list, and it was expected over the last two days that he would be activated tonight. He is in the lineup, batting third and playing center field. As an added bonus, Jordy Mercer is back in the...

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Toronto Blue Jays Claim Matt Hague
Aug18

Toronto Blue Jays Claim Matt Hague

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Matt Hague off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hague has been in the Pirates system since being drafted in the ninth round in 2008. He has appeared with the Pirates twice in the Majors, most recent being last month when he went 0-for-2 in three games. Hague was put on waivers when the Pirates claimed John Axford from the Cleveland Indians on...

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