Ronny Cedeno Placed on Seven Day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Ronny Cedeno on the seven day disabled list with a concussion, and have recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco, according to a team press release.  Ciriaco will be active for the first game of today’s double header.

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Pirates Sign Colombian Outfielder Harold Ramirez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Colombian outfielder Harold Ramirez, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America.  The Pirates inked Ramirez for $1.05 M, which is their second biggest international amateur bonus, right behind the $2.6 M they gave Luis Heredia. Today is the start of the international signing period, and it should be no surprise that Ramirez signed so quickly.  We heard last month that the Pirates were a big player for...

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Dusty Brown and Aaron Thompson Clear Waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that catcher Dusty Brown and left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson have each cleared waivers.  Brown was designated for assignment last week when Eric Fryer was added to the 40-man roster and called up to the majors.  Thompson was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Chase d’Arnaud at the end of last week. Brown has been assigned to AAA Indianapolis, while Thompson has been assigned to...

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Pirates Sign 27th Round Pick Ryan Hornback

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 27th round pick Ryan Hornback.  Hornback, a catcher, hit for a .310 average with San Jacinto College North in 2011.  He had a commitment to Mississippi, but obviously decided to go pro.  His signing won’t be an over-slot deal, since the team officially announced it today. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated.  The Pirates have signed or reached an agreement with 15...

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Jose Tabata to the DL, Josh Harrison Recalled

Pirates Prospects has learned that Josh Harrison is heading to Toronto, where the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a three game series with the Blue Jays.  This most likely means that Jose Tabata will be placed on the disabled list with a right quad strain.  Tabata went down in the first inning of Sunday’s game with the strain, and had to be carted off the field on a stretcher.  After the game he was up and limping around, although...

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Jordy Mercer Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Mercer was hitting for a .268/.329/.487 line with Altoona, along with a career high 13 homers.  His numbers were low, thanks to a .154/.233/.346 line in the month of April.  He rebounded from that with a .318/.372/.486 line in 107 at-bats in the month of May, and had a strong month of June, with a .313/.363/.625...

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