• Pirates Sign Tim Wood

    The Pirates signed Wood, who was recently released by the Nationals. Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add pitching, and that the 25-man roster wasn't set.  Today, MLBTR reports that the Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Tim Wood, who was recently released by the Washington Nationals. Wood...

  • Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

    Erickson, acquired in a 2009 trade with the Yankees, has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned.  The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike...

  • Jim Negrych Traded to Marlins

    Negrych has been traded to the Marlins. Pittsburgh Pirates' infield prospect Jim Negrych has been traded to the Florida Marlins, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger reported earlier this week that Negrych wanted to either be promoted to AAA, or released. Negrych is definitely deserving of a spot in...

  • Chris Leroux Optioned to AAA

    Leroux has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA, according to the team Twitter feed.  That rounds out the bullpen with Michael Crotta and Garrett Olson making the team, joining Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, Jose Veras, and Jeff Karstens. The Spring Training...

  • Fields traded to Colorado

    Fields has moved on to the Rockies organization.The Pirates traded infielder Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies today for a player to be named later or cash. Fields, a non-roster invitee, was optioned to minor league camp on Friday. He struggled this spring, hitting .172/.306/.207 in 29 at-bats. Fields was unlikely to...

  • Ciriaco optioned; Rodriguez, Bowker make team

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates roster is starting to take shape, and very few question marks remain after a couple announcements following today’s win against the Rays. Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, meaning Rule 5 pickup Josh Rodriguez has earned a spot on the 25-man roster as a...

  • Pirates Cut Brown, Burres, Marte, and Wimberly

    Burres has been cut by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made three cuts this morning, cutting Dusty Brown, Brian Burres, Andy Marte, and Corey Wimberly from major league camp, according to Colin Dunlap.  The Spring Training tracker has been updated, with 32 players remaining in camp. The cuts for Brown and...

  • Pirates Cut Five, Including Josh Fields

    Fields has been cut by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made four cuts today, according to Rob Biertempfel and Colin Dunlap.  The players who were cut were Josh Fields, Tyler Yates, Sean Gallagher, Daniel McCutchen, and Wyatt Toregas.  The Spring Training Tracker has been updated, and the current roster sits at...

  • Pirates Release Fernando Nieve

    Nieve has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have given Fernando Nieve his unconditional release, according to a team press release.  Nieve was just cut from Spring Training yesterday, and assigned to minor league camp.  He has a career 4.61 ERA in 185.2 innings in the majors, and is 28...

  • Pirates Release Atkins, Cut Two

    Atkins releasedThe Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Garrett Atkins, and cut Fernando Nieve and Justin Thomas from major league camp, cutting their Spring Training roster down to 41 players. That group of players does not include Kevin Hart, who is on the disabled list. All three players were non roster invitees. Atkins...

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