• Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats...

  • Chris Leroux Up, Brad Lincoln Down

    Leroux has been called up. After making a somewhat successful spot start yesterday, Brad Lincoln has been sent down to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chris Leroux has been recalled.  I talked about Leroux in this morning's Daily Player Profile, and how he's basically a new pitcher, with a new arm...

  • Brad Lincoln Up, Tim Wood Down

    Lincoln will make his 2011 debut tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up starting pitcher Brad Lincoln for game two of tonight's double header, and to make room on the 25-man roster they have optioned right hander Tim Wood to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was expected, as the Pirates needed a spot...

  • Ronny Cedeno Placed on Seven Day DL

    Cedeno has been placed on the 7-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.... This content is...

  • 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...

  • Dusty Brown and Aaron Thompson Clear Waivers

    Thompson has cleared waivers and was sent to AA. 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...

  • 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...

  • Jose Tabata to the DL, Josh Harrison Recalled

    Tabata is most likely heading to the disabled list. 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...

  • Jordy Mercer Promoted to Indianapolis

    Mercer has been promoted to AAA. 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...

  • Pirates Sign International Free Agent Dennis Hurtarte

    The Pirates have signed their first player from Guatemala, first baseman Dennis Hurtarte. He was watched by numerous teams in the last three months during tryouts in both the Dominican and in Florida.  His agent had close ties with the Mariners, Braves and Mets but the Pirates were able to sign him....

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