• Pirates Sign Two From Taiwan

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two players from Taiwan, according to Taiwan Baseball.  The Pirates added catcher Chin-De Chang and left handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang. Chang is 5′ 10″, 154 pounds, and is a left handed hitter.  He’s one of the top prospects in Taiwan, with excellent bat speed, and power from the left side. He has...

  • Pirates Acquire Mike McKenry, DFA Wyatt Toregas

      The Pirates have reportedly acquired Mike McKenry from the Red Sox. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Boston Red Sox catcher Mike McKenry, although he mentions that the deal is unconfirmed.  The deal would make sense, as the Pirates are looking for catching.  McKenry only has eight...

  • Pirates Sign Dan Gamache

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 6th round pick Dan Gamache for $125,000, according to Baseball America.  Gamache was a third baseman out of Auburn, hitting for a .299/.414/.464 line in 194 at-bats in 2011.  He hits to all fields, but doesn’t have much power.  A lot of his value comes on defense,...

  • Evan Meek to the DL, Tim Wood Called Up

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Evan Meek on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Tim Wood from Indianapolis.  To make room for Wood on the roster, the Pirates have transferred Chris Snyder to the 60-day disabled list. Meek returns to the disabled...

  • Chris Snyder to the DL, Wyatt Toregas Called Up

    As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Chris Snyder on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of catcher Wyatt Toregas from AAA.  Earlier today we heard that Toregas had been removed from the Indianapolis roster, replaced by Kris Watts. The presence of Toregas as the backup to Dusty Brown...

  • Kyle McPherson Promoted to Altoona

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitching prospect Kyle McPherson to Altoona, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger notes that McPherson will make his debut on Friday. McPherson had a great year with the Bradenton Marauders, with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings, along with a 60:6 K/BB...

  • Tony Watson Recalled, Jose Ascanio DFAd

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left handed pitcher Tony Watson, adding a second left hander to the bullpen.  To make room, the Pirates designated right hander Jose Ascanio for assignment. Watson was added to the 40-man roster over the off-season, after putting up a 2.67 ERA in 111.1 innings in Altoona last...

  • Doumit, Pearce to DL, Harrison, Brown Called Up

    As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contracts of Josh Harrison and Dusty Brown.  There was already an open spot on the 40-man roster, and to create an additional spot, the Pirates transferred Ross Ohlendorf to the 60-day...

  • Pirates Promote Three to Indianapolis

    A ton of transactions taking place on Memorial Day.  Last night we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce are likely to go on the disabled list today.  Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors, as I mentioned last night, and Dusty Brown is expected to be the other player...

  • Matt Curry Promoted to Altoona

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Curry, a left handed first baseman who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, makes the jump from West Virginia, skipping over high-A Bradenton. So far this season, Curry has a .361/.477/.671 line in 155 at-bats...

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