• Pirates Re-Sign Burres

    The Pirates re-signed Burres to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left handed pitcher Brian Burres to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Burres was non-tendered by the Pirates last month, although the Pirates expressed interest in bringing him back.  Burres...

  • Pirates Acquire Corey Wimberly

    The Pirates acquired Wimberly from the Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Oakland Athletics prospect Corey Wimberly, according to Wimberly himself on Twitter.  The Pirates sent Ryan Kelly to the Athletics, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.  Wimberly, who turned 27 in October, reached the AAA level in 2010, with a .284/.373/.354...

  • Pirates Sign Garrett Atkins to a Minor League Deal

    The Pirates signed Atkins to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Garrett Atkins to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Atkins played for Colorado for seven years, combining for a .289/.354/.457 line in 2788 at-bats.  However, he's been on the decline in recent years. Atkins...

  • Pirates Claim Aaron Thompson

    The Pirates claimed Thompson off of waivers from the Nationals. The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals, according to the team's official Twitter feed.  To make room, they designated reliever Wilfredo Ledezma for assignment. Thompson was a first round pick for the...

  • Joe Martinez Designated for Assignment

    The Pirates designated Martinez for assignment. The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Joe Martinez for assignment, clearing space for Kevin Correia to be added to the 40-man roster.  The 40-man roster, which has been at 41 men since Friday, is now back to 40. Martinez was acquired in the Javier...

  • Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

    Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for three of the newly signed Pirates: Kevin Correia Correia can earn up to $4 M in 2012. As we know, Correia will receive a $2 M signing bonus, and $3 M annual salaries in 2011 and 2012.  He also has the following incentives and performance...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Tyler Yates

    The Pirates re-signed Yates to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed reliever Tyler Yates, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  This is a minor league contract, and presumably includes an invite to Spring Training, similar to when the Pirates re-signed Yates last year. They first acquired the right...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Josh Fields

    The Pirates added Fields to a minor league contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Josh Fields on a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training.  Fields, who turned 28 last week, is a former top third base prospect, ranking in Baseball America's top 50 as recently...

  • Kevin Correia Signing Announced

    The Pirates officially announced the Correia signing. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of Kevin Correia today, a week after they agreed to terms with the free agent right hander.  The delay between the agreement and the signing was expected, due to Correia's wife having a baby last week.  Before Correia is...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Donald Veal

    The Pirates have re-signed Veal to a minor league contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed Donald Veal to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Veal was non-tendered two weeks ago, but the Pirates were said to be trying to bring him back. Veal went down early in...

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