Minor Moves: Stetson Allie Activated From the DL

The Altoona Curve have activated Stetson Allie from the disabled list. Allie was on the DL with a concussion, which he suffered during a brawl two weeks ago. He’s in the lineup tonight for the Altoona Curve, playing first base. Indianapolis has also announced a few moves, with infielder Brent Morel being placed on the disabled list, and catcher Omir Santos activated from the DL. Morel is a member of the Pirates’ 40-man...

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Minor Moves: Jerrick Suiter Assigned to Bristol, Pirates Release Pitcher
Jun28

Minor Moves: Jerrick Suiter Assigned to Bristol, Pirates Release Pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates released left-handed pitcher Alexander Gutierrez. He spent one year in the Venezuelan Summer League, then transferred to the Dominican Summer League in 2013 when the Pirates dropped their VSL team. Gutierrez was in Extended Spring Training this year and was placed on the Bristol roster, but never actually made an appearance in 2014. The 21-year-old had major control issues during each of his three seasons and...

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Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated
Jun28

Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated

Last night we wrote about how Wyatt Mathisen left the West Virginia Power game early after a collision at third base, which resulted in a lower leg injury. Mathisen has been placed on the disabled list today. The good news for West Virginia is that JaCoby Jones has been activated from the DL. Jones had been out for the last week with a knee injury, and it doesn’t look like it was major, since he only missed a week.

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Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jun28

Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list. They have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster. The move to activate Cole today was expected, as Clint Hurdle said earlier in the week that he would be starting tonight. The thing we didn’t know at the time is what the corresponding roster move would be. Brandon Cumpton made the most sense, as...

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Pirates Trade Jason Grilli to Angels For Ernesto Frieri
Jun27

Pirates Trade Jason Grilli to Angels For Ernesto Frieri

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded reliever Jason Grilli to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for reliever Ernesto Frieri. Frieri is a a 28-year-old righty that has struggled in the closer role this year, something he has in common with Grilli. Both have pitched well in the recent past in that role, so they might be able to return to their success in a different uniform. Frieri has a 6.39 ERA this season in 34 appearances, with 11...

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Pirates Trade Adalberto Santos to the Giants
Jun26

Pirates Trade Adalberto Santos to the Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infield prospect Adalberto Santos to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later. Santos was a 22nd round pick in the 2010 draft. He was playing for the Indianapolis Indians this year, but was struggling with a .186/.234/.256 line. Santos had a .303/.393/.403 line in 756 plate appearances at the Double-A level. Santos is a utility player, playing second base, third base, and...

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