• Jason Jaramillo Activated From AAA Disabled List

    The Indianapolis Indians have activated catcher Jason Jaramillo from the AAA disabled list, and have sent Wyatt Toregas to Altoona.  Jaramillo had been on the disabled list for over a month, recovering from an elbow injury.  In 26 rehab at-bats in the Gulf Coast League, Jaramillo had a .192/.323/.308 line.  With Jaramillo...

  • Pirates acquire Jason Grilli

    The Pirates have acquired Jason Grilli from the Phillies. Grilli has pitched for the AAA team of the Phillies all year.

  • Minor League Moves: Castro, Rodriguez

    Castro dominated the GCL. Two minor league transactions this morning: -Orlando Castro has been promoted from the GCL Pirates to the State College Spikes.  Castro was dominating the GCL, putting up a 0.72 ERA in 25 innings, with a 22:2 K/BB ratio.  He also pitched three shutout innings in West Virginia earlier...

  • Pirates Sign Yunesky Sanchez, Release Jose Hernandez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Yunesky Sanchez, and have assigned him to Altoona.  Sanchez, who spent four years in the Arizona organization from 2007-2010, has yet to play a professional game this year, after being released by the Diamondbacks out of Spring Training.  He has played all four...

  • Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He's a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to...

  • Moskos Optioned to Indianapolis, Other Injury Updates

    Moskos has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Daniel Moskos to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was made with Joe Beimel expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow.  Beimel had recently pitched on back to back nights in Altoona, a sign that his rehab was nearing...

  • Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it's obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn't know about was...

  • Alvarez reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

    A healthy Alvarez remains at IndyThe Pirates announced today that third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been reinstated from the disabled list and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Alvarez has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a right quad strain. He hit .208/.283/.304 in 138 plate appearances before suffering the injury,...

  • Exicardo Cayonez Demoted to the GCL

    Cayonez has been demoted to the GCL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper to the State College Spikes, and to create space on the roster, they have demoted Exicardo Cayonez to the Gulf Coast League.  Cooper is expected to pitch tonight, with the probable starter listed as TBA,...

  • Pirates Trade Cesar Valdez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team press release.  Valdez was acquired in the Zach Duke trade over the winter.  He had a 3.86 ERA in 42 innings, with a 36:17...

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