Pirates Sign 39th Overall Pick Connor Joe
Jun16

Pirates Sign 39th Overall Pick Connor Joe

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Connor Joe, the 39th overall pick. They acquired the pick from the Miami Marlins for reliever Bryan Morris. Joe announced the signing on Twitter Monday night. Thank you to the @Pirates organization for the opportunity to live my dream. Very excited to get back to work #BUCN pic.twitter.com/wN8ZosLNMp — Connor joe (@callmeweaponx) June 17, 2014 No terms of the deal were immediately announced,...

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Pirates Send Blake Taylor to Mets as PTBNL in Ike Davis Deal
Jun15

Pirates Send Blake Taylor to Mets as PTBNL in Ike Davis Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent pitcher Blake Taylor to the New York Mets as the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade. Taylor was a second round pick of the Pirates last year. He signed with the team on June 14th, and players can’t be traded within the first year of signing as a draft pick, so the deal had to wait until now to be completed. On April 18th, the Pirates sent reliever Zack Thornton and a PTBNL to the...

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Pirates Add Vance Worley to Roster, Send Michael Martinez to Indianapolis
Jun15

Pirates Add Vance Worley to Roster, Send Michael Martinez to Indianapolis

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates added pitcher Vance Worley to the roster on Sunday and they sent infielder Michael Martinez back to Indianapolis. Worley will make the start for the Pirates today against the Florida Marlins. Worley has made seven starts for Indianapolis this season, posting a 4.30 ERA in 46 innings, with a 4/43 BB/K ratio. He has been added to the 40-man roster. Martinez went 0-for-3 with a walk in his brief stay...

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Vance Worley to Start For the Pirates on Sunday
Jun14

Vance Worley to Start For the Pirates on Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates will bring up right-handed pitcher Vance Worley to start against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, according to Dan Zangrilli. As expected, the Pirates will bring up Vance Worley to start tomorrow against the Marlins. — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) June 14, 2014 The move is expected, as Worley was removed from his previously scheduled start on Friday. That was partially due to the promotion of Nick Kingham,...

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Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis
Jun12

Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of infielder Michael Martinez today and sent pitcher Casey Sadler to Indianapolis. Martinez has hit .229/.279/.317 in 61 games this season, struggling against left-handed pitchers. He can play multiple positions and has played in the Majors in each of the last three seasons. Martinez was added to the 40-man roster. Josh Harrison was hobbled last night by an ankle injury and while he...

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Pirates Sign Fourth Round Pick Taylor Gushue
Jun12

Pirates Sign Fourth Round Pick Taylor Gushue

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another one of their top draft choices, this time signing fourth round pick Taylor Gushue. Jim Callis reports that the catcher received the full slot value of $388,800. Another @Pirates deal: 4th-rder Taylor Gushue for $388,800 (full pick value). Florida C, SH w/some pop & some defensive chops. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 12, 2014 Gushue has the potential to be a solid...

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