Pirates Reach Agreement With 7th Round Pick

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette’s deal is pending a physical. Burnett is a 6′ 4″, 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia Tech.  He throws in the high 80s, although his projectable frame could allow him to add velocity going forward....

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Lyle Overbay Designated for Assignment

Dejan Kovacevic reports on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates have told Lyle Overbay that he will be designated for assignment.  The move wouldn’t be a huge surprise, as the Pirates just acquired Derrek Lee, and need to open roster spots today for Lee and Ryan Ludwick.  By designating Overbay for assignment, the Pirates can hope that another team claims him, and assumes the remainder of his $5 M salary, which at this...

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Minor League Moves For 8/1

A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today: -Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton.  White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year.  He’s 26 years old, but was still in low-A because he spent two years with the Army, only returning to pro baseball last July. -Justin Bencsko has been promoted from State College to...

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Michael Crotta Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta for assignment, in order to make room for newly added outfielder Ryan Ludwick.

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Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Derrek Lee in exchange for Aaron Baker.

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Tyler Waldron Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred right handed pitcher Tyler Waldron off of the West Virginia roster in a corresponding move to add Colton Cain to the roster.  The move isn’t a big surprise.  Waldron pitched last night, and wouldn’t be available for a few days.  The Pirates have too many pitching options in West Virginia, and constantly transfer guys on and off the roster, sending them out after they make an extended...

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