Pirates Make the Jung Ho Kang Signing Official
Jan16

Pirates Make the Jung Ho Kang Signing Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced that they have signed infielder Jung Ho Kang to a four year deal with a club option for the 2019 season. No terms were announced, and no corresponding move has been announced yet. The reported terms on this deal were $16 M total. I’m sure the details will come out at some point soon. UPDATE 11:10 AM: Jon Heyman says it is believed to be worth $11 M plus. Jung-ho kang pirates deal...

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Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal
Jan12

Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The contract is also said to have an option year, making it a possible five-year deal. Bowden puts the price tag at approximately $16 M. The deal is pending a physical, which will reportedly happen on Thursday. More on this as details are made available. Kang has agreed to terms with Pirates 4yrs with 5th yr option at...

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Pirates Re-Instate Wes Freeman From the Voluntary Retired List
Jan12

Pirates Re-Instate Wes Freeman From the Voluntary Retired List

Mini camp started today, which not only features a large group of major league players working out in Bradenton for a week, but a large group of minor league players, who will be here for at least two weeks. When looking over the roster of players that are here, one name surprised me: Wes Freeman. You may remember Freeman from the Pirates’ system a few years ago. He was a 16th round pick in the 2008 draft out of high school,...

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Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea
Jan11

Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson, who signed as a minor league free agent back in October. He was released so he could sign a one-year contract with Kia of the Korean League. Stinson has spent parts of four seasons in the majors, splitting time between the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He will make $500,000 this season in...

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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Pitchers, Both With Invites to Spring Training
Jan09

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Pitchers, Both With Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have just announced the signings of two pitchers, LHP Charlie Leesman and RHP Wilfredo Boscan. As indicated in the tweet below, both are minor league deals and both have been invited to Major League camp for Spring Training. Leesman is a 27-year-old lefty, who has spent parts of each of the last two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In nine big league games, two as a starter, he has a 9.00 ERA over 18 innings....

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Pirates Re-Sign Andy Vasquez
Dec24

Pirates Re-Sign Andy Vasquez

One of the longest tenured Pittsburgh Pirates players has returned to the organization as a minor league free agent. Andy Vasquez, who signed as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2006, will return for his ninth season in the farm system. He spent the 2014 season with Altoona, where he hit .268/.304/.463 in 96 games, seeing time at six different positions. Vasquez has done everything except catch during his time...

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