• Rodriguez Designated for Assignment, Ciriaco Recalled

    Rodriguez has been designated for assignment. Following up on the waiver claim of Brandon Wood, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Josh Rodriguez for assignment, and have recalled Pedro Ciriaco, the team announced today.  As Colin Dunlap mentions, Ciriaco is likely up just to fill the roster spot until Wood arrives with the...

  • Pirates Claim Brandon Wood

    The Pirates have claimed Wood. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed Brandon Wood.  The move is not unexpected, as earlier this morning Colin Dunlap mentioned that the Pirates were certain to make a claim on the former Angels' top prospect. Rosenthal also tweets that Wood could get a shot...

  • Garrett Olson Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

    Olson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA. According to Colin Dunlap, Garrett Olson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Indianapolis.  The Pirates claimed the left handed reliever in the middle of March, at a time when Joe Beimel was injured and expected to miss the start of...

  • Pirates Sign Blaine Boyer, Brett Sinkbeil

    Sinkbeil was the number three prospect for the Marlins in 2008. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Blaine Boyer and Brett Sinkbeil to minor league deals, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Both pitchers are right handers, and both have experience in the majors, although Sinkbeil's experience is limited to two innings....

  • Pirates Add Beimel, DFA Garrett Olson

    The Pirates purchased Beimel's contract today. The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of left handed reliever Joe Beimel, and have designated left handed reliever Garrett Olson for assignment.  Beimel was signed in late January to a minor league deal, paying him $1,750,000 in the majors, with $300,000 in potential performance bonuses....

  • Chris Snyder Activated, Jason Jaramillo Demoted

    Snyder has been activated from the disabled list. After tonight's game, the Pittsburgh Pirates activated Chris Snyder from the disabled list, and demoted Jason Jaramillo to Indianapolis.  I tweeted earlier today that Snyder's rehab work had ended, which meant the move back to the majors was set to come. With Snyder back...

  • Bradenton Marauders Transactions: 4/10

    Lorin will make the start today for Bradenton. The Bradenton Marauders have made several transactions prior to today's game: -Brett Lorin has been promoted from extended Spring Training, and will start in today's game. -Joe Beimel has been promoted from Bradenton to Indianapolis, where he will continue his rehab work. -Eliecer Navarro...

  • Ohlendorf to the DL, Daniel McCutchen Recalled

    Ohlendorf has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain, and have recalled right handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen from Indianapolis.  My guess is that Jeff Karstens will take Ohlendorf's place in the starting rotation while he is...

  • Pirates Release Five DSL/VSL Players

    According to their milb.com player pages, the following DSL/VSL players being recently released: DSL Players Darling Alduey - Just 18 years old, he signed in late 2009 and posted a 6.43 ERA in his only season last year, walking 17 batters in 14 innings. His release comes as a surprise as he...

  • Rangers Claim Ramon Aguero

    Aguero was claimed by the Texas Rangers. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that the Texas Rangers have claimed Ramon Aguero off waivers from the Pirates and added him to their 40-man roster. The Pirates removed Aguero from their 40-man at the beginning of the season to clear space for Jose Veras....

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