Michael Crotta Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta for assignment, in order to make room for newly added outfielder Ryan Ludwick.

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Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Derrek Lee in exchange for Aaron Baker.

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Tyler Waldron Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred right handed pitcher Tyler Waldron off of the West Virginia roster in a corresponding move to add Colton Cain to the roster.  The move isn’t a big surprise.  Waldron pitched last night, and wouldn’t be available for a few days.  The Pirates have too many pitching options in West Virginia, and constantly transfer guys on and off the roster, sending them out after they make an extended...

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Chris Leroux to the DL, Pedro Ciriaco Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed reliever Chris Leroux on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco.  Leroux’s move is retroactive to July 28th.  The Pirates were carrying 12 infielders and 13 relievers, so this move puts things back to normal.  It also provides a backup shortstop for Ronny Cedeno, with Chase d’Arnaud on the disabled list (although Brandon Wood is starting at...

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Pirates Release Shelby Ford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Shelby Ford, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  It was only two years ago that Ford was seen as the second baseman of the future in Pittsburgh, coming off a strong .285/.338/.458 line in 319 at-bats in Altoona.  He struggled in 2009 in his jump to AAA, with a .188/.240/.279 line in 298 at-bats, then continued his struggles in his return to Altoona.  For the last two years,...

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Chase d’Arnaud to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Chase d’Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured little finger, and have recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux.  Leroux was recently optioned to AAA, and was eligible for an early recall with the Pirates placing a player on the disabled list.  The addition of a bullpen arm was expected, after the Pirates went 19 innings last night against the Atlanta Braves, with a lot...

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