Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson
Nov25

Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Alex Dickerson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker and Mikolas were recently designated for assignment by the Padres. Decker was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, and was one of the top 100 prospects in the game in...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Lower Level Pitchers
Nov25

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Lower Level Pitchers

Baseball America has their latest minor league transactions, with news that the Pittsburgh Pirates have released two minor league pitchers: Luis Campos and Jimy Hernandez. Both players profiled as lower level organizational pitchers. The report also includes a lot of moves that we’ve heard about, such as the signing of five right-handers on minor league deals. There’s also a note that Jason Erickson and Miguel Perez were...

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Pirates Add Polanco, Hanson, Rodriguez, and Sadler to the 40-Man
Nov20

Pirates Add Polanco, Hanson, Rodriguez, and Sadler to the 40-Man

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added three players so far to the 40-man roster, protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. So far they’ve added Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Joely Rodriguez. I heard about Polanco and Hanson this morning, although those two were obviously going to be added. Rodriguez was questionable, but his agent reported that he has been added. There could be more players joining this list. Normally the Pirates...

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Pirates Sign Five Minor League Free Agents
Nov20

Pirates Sign Five Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitchers Collin Balester, Jake Brigham, Jay Jackson, Josh Kinney and Seth McClung to minor league contracts. Brigham, Jackson, and Kinney will be non-roster invitees for the Major League portion of Spring Training. Information on each player is below. Jake Brigham - He turns 26 in February, and hasn’t pitched in the majors yet. Brigham spent the 2013 season in the Rangers’...

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Pirates Re-Acquire Duke Welker for Kris Johnson
Nov19

Pirates Re-Acquire Duke Welker for Kris Johnson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired right-handed pitcher Duke Welker in exchange for left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson, per a team press release. Welker was sent to the Twins after the season as a player to be named later in the deal that brought Justin Morneau to the Pirates. Johnson joined the Pirates in August as a reliever, after putting up some impressive numbers in Triple-A. The trade works well for both teams. Johnson might...

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Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers
Nov18

Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s transactions page. The three players who were released were Dan Grovatt, Lance Breedlove, and Dylan Child. The transactions report also has three signings, which were reported on Friday. Grovatt was drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. He had a strong arm in the outfield, but had a questionable bat. He put up decent numbers...

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