• Minor League Trade: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired shortstop Brian Bocock from the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league trade, according to the AAA minor league transactions page.  There is no known return, so it's assumed to be cash considerations going the other way.  Bocock will join the Indianapolis Indians.  He has a .224/.290/.298 line...

  • Pedro Ciriaco Optioned to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned infielder Pedro Ciriaco to AAA to make room for Ryan Ludwick on the 25-man roster.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on...

  • Pirates Reach Agreement With 7th Round Pick

    Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette's deal is pending a physical. Burnett is a 6' 4", 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia...

  • Lyle Overbay Designated for Assignment

    Dejan Kovacevic reports on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates have told Lyle Overbay that he will be designated for assignment.  The move wouldn't be a huge surprise, as the Pirates just acquired Derrek Lee, and need to open roster spots today for Lee and Ryan Ludwick.  By designating Overbay for...

  • Minor League Moves For 8/1

    Bencsko has been promoted to West Virginia. A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today: -Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton.  White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year.  He's 26 years...

  • 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.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout...

  • Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

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

  • Tyler Waldron Promoted to Bradenton

    Waldron has been transferred off the Power roster. 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...

  • 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...

  • Pirates Release Shelby Ford

    Ford has been released by the Pirates 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....

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