Joe Martinez Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Joe Martinez for assignment, clearing space for Kevin Correia to be added to the 40-man roster.  The 40-man roster, which has been at 41 men since Friday, is now back to 40. Martinez was acquired in the Javier Lopez trade with the San Francisco Giants last year, along with John Bowker.  In 19.2 innings in 2010 between the Giants and Pirates, Martinez put up a 4.12 ERA, along...

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Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for three of the newly signed Pirates: Kevin Correia As we know, Correia will receive a $2 M signing bonus, and $3 M annual salaries in 2011 and 2012.  He also has the following incentives and performance bonuses: In 2012, Correia can receive $100,00 each for 170 innings, 180 innings, 190 innings, 200 innings, and 210 innings.  He can also receive $125,000 each for 26 games started, 28 games...

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Pirates Re-Sign Tyler Yates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed reliever Tyler Yates, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  This is a minor league contract, and presumably includes an invite to Spring Training, similar to when the Pirates re-signed Yates last year. They first acquired the right handed reliever in 2008, in a trade with the Atlanta Braves prior to the season.  Yates went down with an elbow injury in May 2009, and underwent Tommy John...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Josh Fields

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Josh Fields on a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training.  Fields, who turned 28 last week, is a former top third base prospect, ranking in Baseball America’s top 50 as recently as the 2007 season.  So far he has yet to put things together at the Major League level, with a career .234/.303/.421 line in 713 at-bats. Fields missed most of the 2010 season...

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Kevin Correia Signing Announced

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of Kevin Correia today, a week after they agreed to terms with the free agent right hander.  The delay between the agreement and the signing was expected, due to Correia’s wife having a baby last week.  Before Correia is added to the 40-man roster, a spot needs to be opened up, since the 40-man roster is currently full. Jennifer Langosch mentions that a spot could be cleared either...

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Pirates Re-Sign Donald Veal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed Donald Veal to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Veal was non-tendered two weeks ago, but the Pirates were said to be trying to bring him back. Veal went down early in the 2010 season with Tommy John surgery, and probably won’t return until June 2011.  Had the Pirates tendered him a contract, he would have had to start the season on the disabled list,...

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