• Matt Diaz Signing Official and Contract Details

    The Pirates made the Diaz signing official. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Matt Diaz signing official, inking the outfielder to a two-year deal.  We learned Diaz's role in 2011 after the Lyle Overbay signing earlier today, as he will be platooning in right field with Garrett Jones.  That's a good combination,...

  • Pirates Sign Lyle Overbay

    The Pirates have signed Overbay. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal, according to the team twitter account.  I detailed the Overbay rumors in a post from earlier today. Overbay isn't the most inspiring free agent addition.  He's coming off a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats in...

  • Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens Contract Details

    Cedeno will make $1.85 M in 2011. Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, who each agreed to one year deals prior to the December 2nd non-tender deadline, thus avoiding arbitration. Karstens will make $1.1 M, which is a figure we already knew.  However, Langosch adds that...

  • Pirates Officially Sign Scott Olsen

    The Pirates officially signed Olsen. The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed left hander Scott Olsen, according to the team's Twitter feed.  We learned yesterday that Olsen received a one year deal for $500,000, with up to $3 M in performance bonuses.  We also learned that the deal includes a club option for...

  • 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Draft Recap

    The Pirates selected Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 draft was completed this morning, with the Pittsburgh Pirates selecting Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians.  I reviewed Rodriguez earlier today right after the pick was made.  With J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett off the...

  • Pirates Acquire Cesar Valdez to Complete Duke Trade

    The Pirates acquired Valdez to complete the Duke trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez from the Arizona Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Zach Duke trade.  Valdez has spent the last two seasons as a starter in AAA for Arizona, combining for a...

  • Scott Olsen Contract Details

    Olsen will receive $500,000 in 2011. Jerry Crasnick reports that Scott Olsen has accepted his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and will make $500,000 in 2011, with the chance to earn up to $3 M in performance bonuses based on starts.  Crasnick also adds that the deal includes a $4 M club...

  • Pirates Select Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pirates selected Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected shortstop Josh Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  We heard from Jennifer Langosch before the draft that the Pirates were likely to take Rodriguez with the first pick....

  • Pirates Sign Matt Diaz to a 2 Year Deal

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to sign outfielder Matt Diaz to a two year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal.  Diaz was non-tendered last week by the Atlanta Braves, and we heard shortly after that the Pirates were looking at him as a corner...

  • Pirates Agree to 2 Year Deal With Correia

    The Pirates have signed Correia to a two year deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two year deal with Kevin Correia for around $8 M, according to Jerry Crasnick.  We heard earlier today that the Pirates were looking at Correia, among other pitchers.  If you've read any of my previous...

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