• Pirates Acquire Cesar Valdez to Complete Duke Trade

    The Pirates acquired Valdez to complete the Duke trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez from the Arizona Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Zach Duke trade.  Valdez has spent the last two seasons as a starter in AAA for Arizona, combining for a...

  • Scott Olsen Contract Details

    Olsen will receive $500,000 in 2011. Jerry Crasnick reports that Scott Olsen has accepted his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and will make $500,000 in 2011, with the chance to earn up to $3 M in performance bonuses based on starts.  Crasnick also adds that the deal includes a $4 M club...

  • Pirates Select Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pirates selected Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected shortstop Josh Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  We heard from Jennifer Langosch before the draft that the Pirates were likely to take Rodriguez with the first pick....

  • Pirates Sign Matt Diaz to a 2 Year Deal

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to sign outfielder Matt Diaz to a two year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal.  Diaz was non-tendered last week by the Atlanta Braves, and we heard shortly after that the Pirates were looking at him as a corner...

  • Pirates Agree to 2 Year Deal With Correia

    The Pirates have signed Correia to a two year deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two year deal with Kevin Correia for around $8 M, according to Jerry Crasnick.  We heard earlier today that the Pirates were looking at Correia, among other pitchers.  If you've read any of my previous...

  • Pirates Close to Signing Scott Olsen

    The Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with Olsen. The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to making their first addition of the off-season, agreeing to sign Scott Olsen to a one year, incentive laden deal, per Jennifer Langosch.  The deal is not official yet, and is contingent on Olsen passing a...

  • Recapping the Non-Tender Deadline

    Cedeno was signed to a one year deal with an option. The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered four players and re-signed two arbitration eligible players prior to the non-tender deadline.  The Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $2 M deal with an option for the 2012 season, and re-signed Jeff Karstens to...

  • Pirates Non-Tender Milledge, Diaz, Veal, and Burres

    The Pirates non-tendered Milledge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have non-tendered four players prior to the non-tender deadline, letting go of Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donald Veal, and Brian Burres.  Milledge was the only one of the group of four who was arbitration eligible, becoming eligible for the first time this year. The non-tender...

  • Pirates Sign Jeff Karstens for $1.1 M

    The Pirates are close to a deal with Karstens. Moments ago we heard from Rob Biertempfel that the Pirates were close to a deal with Ronny Cedeno for around $2 M.  Dejan Kovacevic has an update that the Pirates are also close to a deal with Jeff Karstens on a one year...

  • Pirates Sign Ronny Cedeno for $2 M

    The Pirates are close to a deal with Cedeno for 2011. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Ronny Cedeno, which would avoid arbitration.  The non-tender deadline is a few hours away, and we learned earlier today that the Pirates were trying to work out a...

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