Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves: -The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his contract that stated they had to either release him or promote him if another team wanted to offer him a major league contract. -Evan Meek has been...

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Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from today’s game in Indianapolis in extra innings, after going 0-for-5.  In his rehab work, he’s 4-for-15 with a double and a triple.  Nothing...

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Pirates Mulling Swap With Athletics?

Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are mulling a swap with the Oakland Athletics that would include left handed pitcher Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham.  Biertempfel mentions that Garrett Jones would likely be out the door, although I’m not sure if that means it would be a Jones for Willingham/Breslow swap. Breslow is making $1.4 M this year, and would be under team control for the 2012...

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Jason Jaramillo Activated From AAA Disabled List

The Indianapolis Indians have activated catcher Jason Jaramillo from the AAA disabled list, and have sent Wyatt Toregas to Altoona.  Jaramillo had been on the disabled list for over a month, recovering from an elbow injury.  In 26 rehab at-bats in the Gulf Coast League, Jaramillo had a .192/.323/.308 line.  With Jaramillo healthy, the question has to be raised as to whether we will see him in the majors.  He would likely only replace...

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Pirates acquire Jason Grilli

The Pirates have acquired Jason Grilli from the Phillies. Grilli has pitched for the AAA team of the Phillies all year.

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Minor League Moves: Castro, Rodriguez

Two minor league transactions this morning: -Orlando Castro has been promoted from the GCL Pirates to the State College Spikes.  Castro was dominating the GCL, putting up a 0.72 ERA in 25 innings, with a 22:2 K/BB ratio.  He also pitched three shutout innings in West Virginia earlier this year.  I profiled him earlier this week.  Fraylin Campos has been transferred to the GCL Pirates. -Josh Rodriguez has been promoted from Altoona to...

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