• Pirates Sign Cuban Pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600 K

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on a signing from back in September that hasn't been announced yet.  The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with Cuban right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000 in September.  The deal is still pending the result of Lopez getting his visa. Badler mentions that Lopez is...

  • Pirates Sign International Pitcher Leandro Rodriguez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed international right handed pitcher Leandro Rodriguez, according to the Dominican Prospect League website.  Rodriguez was signed out of the league for $80,000. Rodriguez is 17 years old, and according to the article, was trained by former major leaguer Denio Gonzalez.  The article mentions that he has a...

  • Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

    Beimel will be returning to the Pirates this off-season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that...

  • Pirates Sign Kawika Emsley-Pai

    The Pirates signed Emsley-Pai to a minor league deal. I've been meaning to post this minor news for the last few days, but kept putting it on the back burner. The Pirates signed minor league catcher Kawika Emsley-Pai to a minor league deal on Thursday. Emsley-Pai was drafted in the tenth round...

  • Pirates Sign Wyatt Toregas to Minor League Deal

    The Pirates signed Toregas to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Wyatt Toregas to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.  Toregas, a catcher, is the 22nd non-roster invitee for the Pirates, per the...

  • Pirates, Joel Hanrahan Agree to One Year Deal

    The Pirates and Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Rocco DeMaro on Twitter.  No word yet on the amount of the deal.  I had estimated $2 M on the 40-man roster/payroll projection page....

  • Pirates Sign Jose Veras

    The Pirates have signed Veras to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed relief pitcher Jose Veras to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (link in Spanish).  If Veras makes the majors, he will receive a $1 M salary,...

  • Pirates Sign Jorge Julio

    The Pirates have signed Julio to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Jorge Julio, according to César Augusto Márquez at the Venezuelan newspaper Lider en Deportes (via MLBTR).  Rob Biertempfel adds that the deal does not include an invite to Spring Training. Julio last pitched in the majors in 2009...

  • Toronto Claims Wilfredo Ledezma

    Toronto claimed Ledezma off of waivers. The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed relief pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma off of waivers, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Ledezma was designated for assignment last week to clear space for Aaron Thompson, who the Pirates claimed off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  The Pirates and Ledezma agreed...

  • Joe Martinez Traded to Indians

    Martinez has been traded to the Indians for a player to be named later. The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Jordan Bastian adds that the Pirates will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later.  Martinez was...

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