Pirates Sign Five International Free Agents

According to MLB Trade Rumors, via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed the following five international free agents: RHP Adolfo Flores RHP Juan Mendoza SS/2B/OF Edgard Munoz OF Anthony Claudi OF Keybel Escobar We’ve already seen a few of these guys in action this year, so the announcement is on a bit of a delay.  Munoz has played in six games, and is currently 5-for-17 with four stolen bases in seven attempts....

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Chase d’Arnaud to the AAA DL

Chase d’Arnaud has been placed on the Indianapolis Indians disabled list, according to Scott McCauley.  No word yet on d’Arnaud’s injury, or how long he will be out, although this comes right in the middle of a hot streak.  D’Arnaud is currently hitting for a .329/.357/.456 line in 79 at-bats in the month of May, including hits in 11 of his last 12 games. I wrote last week about how all of the shortstops in the...

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Meek Activated, Moskos Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated relief pitcher Evan Meek, and to create space on the 25-man roster, have optioned Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Meek was placed on the disabled list at the end of April, with Moskos getting his first call to the majors to take Meek’s place at the time.  Moskos wasn’t used much, pitching 4.2 innings in five appearances in almost a month.  He allowed just one unearned run on two hits,...

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VSL/ West Virginia Roster Updates

Since posting our VSL season preview the team has added four new players to their roster including three just this morning. Outfielder Edgard Munoz was added three days ago. He is a 19 year old switch hitter but he checks in at just 5″8 150 lbs so between the advanced starting age and size we didn’t make much mention of it besides the game notes in the daily minor league schedule post. This morning the team has added three...

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Pedro Ciriaco Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to recall shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, according to Jenifer Langosch.  It would be assumed that Ciriaco is getting recalled to replace someone going on the disabled list, and Langosch speculates that the someone in this case would be Pedro Alvarez. If it does end up being Alvarez, it would be likely that Brandon Wood would see extra playing time, filling in for Alvarez at third base.  Steve Pearce has also...

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Pirates Activate Bryan Morris, Leroux to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Chris Leroux, according to an Altoona press release.  Leroux’s release clears space on the Altoona roster for the return of Bryan Morris, who was previously on the disabled list.  Since Leroux was also on the 40-man roster, that clears a spot.  The 40-man is currently at 38 players. UPDATE 2:51 PM: First press release was a mistake.  Altoona sent a follow up saying Leroux was promoted to...

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