Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List
Aug05

Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Starling Marte and have placed Pedro Alvarez on the bereavement list, according to a team press release. Last night, Ryan Palencer wrote about how Marte wasn’t experiencing any setbacks in his rehab. He played center field yesterday for Indianapolis, and is expected to take over in center field for Pittsburgh with Andrew McCutchen expected to go on the disabled list. No word yet on...

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Josh Wall Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A
Aug05

Josh Wall Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A

Relief pitcher Josh Wall has cleared waivers, and has been outrighted to Triple-A, the Pirates have announced. The right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Angels back in May. He put up a 3.22 ERA in 22.1 innings with Indianapolis, along with an 8.9 K/9 and a 3.6 BB/9 ratio. Wall was designated for assignment last week, making room on the 40-man roster for the recently claimed Angel Sanchez. He will be eligible for minor league...

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Pirates To Sign Pitcher Colter Moore
Aug04

Pirates To Sign Pitcher Colter Moore

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Colter Moore as a non-drafted free agent according to an assistant coach at Utah State University-Eastern. He was a sophomore this year at the junior college and a 2010 graduate of Emery City HS in Utah. He has never been drafted. Coming into this season, Moore was rated the 12th best junior college player in Utah by Perfect Game. He played in 2011 at USU-Eastern, then...

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Pirates Release Two Minor League Pitchers
Aug04

Pirates Release Two Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released two minor league pitchers over the weekend, letting go of right-hander Andres Mendoza and lefty Angel Sanchez. The release of Angel Sanchez, the lefty pitcher who was with Bristol, coincided with the pick-up of right-hander Angel Sanchez, who made his debut for Altoona yesterday, saving us some confusion down the line. Sanchez the lefty is 21 years old and stands 6’7″, though he has...

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Pirates Sign Jayson Nix, Who is Active For Today’s Game
Aug03

Pirates Sign Jayson Nix, Who is Active For Today’s Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed utility player Jayson Nix, according to a team press release. Nix was signed to a Major League deal, and is expected to be active for today’s game. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel was optioned to Triple-A. Dean Anna was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Michael Waterloo first reported the signing last night. I'm hearing that the #Pirates have signed...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes
Aug02

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Cory Rhodes as a non-drafted free agent. He pitched as a senior at King University this season, posting a 4.08 ERA in 92.2 innings, with a 29/96 BB/SO ratio. The ERA sounds high, but the team plays in a high offense environment, with a team ERA of 5.30 and opponent ERA of 5.54 this season. Rhodes led King University with a 3.65 ERA over 56.2 innings in 2013 and a 3.09 ERA in 84.1...

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