Tony Watson Optioned to AAA, Brad Lincoln Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Tony Watson to AAA and have recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln, the team announced today.  The move is a bit of a surprise, as it leaves the Pirates with one left hander.  Watson was also pitching well, with a 2.73 ERA in 26.1 innings, along with a 23:12 K/BB ratio. Lincoln last pitched in Indianapolis on July 31st.  He allowed six runs in three innings.  However, he...

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VSL/DSL Pirates Transactions

The Pirates have recently released five players from the VSL/DSL rosters and added five new players in their place. Earlier this year they needed help filling out innings while they awaited approval on contracts that were on hold due to age verification issues. They signed veterans of the DSL in the interim period to get them through the season.   The following players were released and all of them had previously played in the DSL...

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Ryan Doumit Reinstated, Eric Fryer Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated catcher Ryan Doumit from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced today.  To make room on the active roster, the Pirates have optioned Eric Fryer to AAA.  No roster move is needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as there was an open spot from Lyle Overbay being designated for assignment.

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Pirates Sign Tyler Glasnow on Over-Slot Deal

According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Tyler Glasnow.  Glasnow receives a $600 K over-slot deal, which currently is the highest bonus given out by the Pirates this year, as well as the biggest known deal outside of the top 65 picks in the 2011 draft.  The right handed pitcher had a commitment to the University of Portland. Glasnow has a projectable frame at 6′ 7″,...

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Pirates Sign 37th Round Pick Rodarrick Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Jones was drafted as a left fielder out of Southern University.  Baseball America chose him as the #3 prospect in the New York Collegiate League in the summer of 2009, following his strong season at the University of New Orleans.  He’s also a football standout and is athletic with good speed.  His hitting fell off in 2010, though, and...

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Minor League Trade: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired shortstop Brian Bocock from the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league trade, according to the AAA minor league transactions page.  There is no known return, so it’s assumed to be cash considerations going the other way.  Bocock will join the Indianapolis Indians.  He has a .224/.290/.298 line in 272 at-bats this year.  Indianapolis is short on position players, due to the amount of players...

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