Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL
Jun25

Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired minor league right-hander John Holdzkom, who has been assigned to the Altoona Curve, per an Altoona press release. I was trying to find information on Holdzkom and how he came into the organization, and found this article from the Amarillo Globe-News saying he was sold to the Pirates over the weekend. Holdzkom had a 1.17 ERA with seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings. He’s 6′ 7″, 225...

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Pirates Outright Jose Tabata to Triple-A, With Comments From Clint Hurdle
Jun24

Pirates Outright Jose Tabata to Triple-A, With Comments From Clint Hurdle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list. To make room, they have outrighted Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis. It’s unclear whether the Pirates had to put Tabata through waivers before outrighting him, but the move means he’s not on the 40-man roster. The Pirates still owe him his full salary amount, which is the remainder of his $3 M this year, along with $8.5 M the next two...

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Pirates Agree With 26th Round Pick Jerrick Suiter
Jun24

Pirates Agree With 26th Round Pick Jerrick Suiter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter. The right-fielder just finished his career at TCU after being eliminated in the College World Series. He decided to turn pro, rather than returning for his senior season. Suiter didn’t show much power in his time at TCU, with no homers in his three-year career. He did hit 12 doubles in his junior year, while showing a good ability to get on base. He...

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Pirates Trade Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers
Jun24

Pirates Trade Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded left-handed pitcher Daniel Schlereth to the Detroit Tigers, according to The Blade. Schlereth will go to Toledo, which is the Triple-A team in Detroit’s system. He was previously with Detroit up until 2012, when he left as a minor league free agent. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal this past off-season. Schlereth had a 7.23 ERA in 18.2 innings with Indianapolis this year. On the...

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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster
Jun24

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster

On Sunday, we reported that JaCoby Jones tweaked his knee during pre-game warm-ups and he was listed day-to-day. On Monday, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Friday. That kicked off a plethora of moves on the West Virginia roster. Bradenton sent both infielder Ashley Ponce and outfielder Jeff Roy to West Virginia. Outfielder Candon Myles was sent to Bristol to make room for Roy. Ponce can play shortstop, so...

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Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released
Jun22

Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released

The Altoona Curve had a bunch of roster moves on Sunday, mostly due to their involvement in a brawl on Wednesday. There is some news and non-news on two players that has missed the last two games and we tie up some loose ends with the Dominican League Pirates team. Three players have served their suspensions already and returned to action on Sunday. Jarek Cunningham, Gift Ngoepe and Yao-Hsun Yang each served three game suspensions,...

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