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, with good range and a strong arm.  Gamache will likely play for the State College Spikes this year, who begin their season on...

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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 list with right shoulder tendonitis for the second time.  That’s not a huge surprise, as his velocity was down in...

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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 might not last long.  There has been some speculation that the Pirates could try to acquire Jake Fox, who will be waived...

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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 ratio.  This follows a year where he posted a 3.59 ERA in 117.2 innings in West Virginia, with a 124:31 K/BB ratio....

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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 year, with a 105:24 K/BB ratio.  So far this year he has been pitching in relief for Indianapolis, with a 2.45 ERA in 29.1...

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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 disabled list.  Ohlendorf has been on the disabled list since April 9th, and the move isn’t going to set him back,...

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