Pirates Sign Two More Draft Picks
Jun11

Pirates Sign Two More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 12th round draft pick Tyler Filliben and 17th round pick Michael Clemens. Filliben announced his signing was official on Twitter. Both were juniors in college this year, with Filliben playing shortstop at Samford, while Clemens pitched at McNeese State. We have already heard about the signing of top pick Cole Tucker and two picks on Monday, Tyler Eppler and Erik Lunde. On Tuesday it was announced...

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Pirates Make Gregory Polanco Recall Official
Jun10

Pirates Make Gregory Polanco Recall Official

On Tuesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced that Gregory Polanco has been recalled from AAA and placed on the active roster. Last night, they placed Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list after he had an appendectomy. Polanco was the first to break the news of his recall on Twitter last night, followed by the Pirates shortly thereafter announcing that they intended to call him up today. It’s now official,...

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Pirates Will Call Up Gregory Polanco Tuesday, Neil Walker Placed on DL
Jun09

Pirates Will Call Up Gregory Polanco Tuesday, Neil Walker Placed on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced via twitter tonight that Gregory Polanco will be on his way to Pittsburgh tomorrow for Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Neil Walker was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an appendectomy on Monday. Polanco will take his place on the roster. For Indianapolis this season, Polanco has a .347/.405/540 slash line in 62 games with seven homers and 15 stolen bases. He was recently...

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Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M
Jun09

Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M. Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014 The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released five minor league players. Pitcher Brandon Mann was mentioned here last week, while the other four players are new. Pitcher Cameron Griffin, 23rd round draft pick from 2013. He spent last season in the GCL and was in Extended Spring Training this year. He’s a 22-year-old lefty, who posted a 1.90 ERA in 18 relief appearances last year. Beau Wallace, 21 year-old...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with at least two of their draft picks so far, Pirates Prospects has learned. Sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 18th round pick Erik Lunde have agreed to terms and will be signing soon. Eppler is a right-handed pitcher from Sam Houston State, and was drafted as a college junior. Lunde is a college senior, and played second base as Lander University. Both players are expected to go to...

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