Kris Johnson Called Up to Pirates, Andrew Lambo to Triple-A
Aug18

Kris Johnson Called Up to Pirates, Andrew Lambo to Triple-A

The Pirates have called up left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson from Triple-A, first reported by his agency Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Outfielder Andrew Lambo was optioned to Indianapolis. Johnson, 28, will be making his Major League debut for Pittsburgh. This season, Johnson has posted a 2.41 ERA (best in the International League), 90 strikeouts and 40 walks in 130.2 innings for the Indianapolis Indians. Over 20 starts and five relief...

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Pirates Sign Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth
Aug16

Pirates Sign Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth

Right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth has signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He will join the Indianapolis Indians in Triple-A. The 37-year-old struggled with the Tampa Bay Rays this season, posting a 5.76 ERA in 29.2 innings. Over his three seasons pitching for the Rays, Farnsworth posted the following numbers: 3.54 ERA 3.52 FIP 50% ground ball rate 95 strikeouts 33 walks 114.1 innings The Rays designated him...

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Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move
Aug16

Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move

After a busy day of moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates system yesterday, three more moves were made today due to an undisclosed injury to third baseman Eric Wood that landed him on the disabled list. Francisco Aponte will take the place of Wood on the West Virginia roster, while Adam Landecker moves up to take Aponte’s place at Jamestown. This season, the 20-year-old Wood has been the everyday third baseman for the West Virginia...

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Minor Moves: Waldron Promoted to Altoona, Singer Added to Bradenton
Aug15

Minor Moves: Waldron Promoted to Altoona, Singer Added to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a bunch of minor league moves today and at least one more should be announced soon due to roster space. The biggest name moved today was Tyler Waldron, who was injured earlier in the season and has been pitching for Bradenton since he returned three weeks ago. Also moving to Altoona from Indianapolis was catcher Ali Solis, who was demoted to make room for newly-signed catcher Kelly Shoppach. With those two...

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Pirates Sign Colombian Pitcher Luis Escobar
Aug14

Pirates Sign Colombian Pitcher Luis Escobar

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 17-year-old, right-handed pitcher Luis Escobar out of Colombia. He stands 6′ 0″, 175 pounds and was born on May 30, 1996. Escobar has been on their radar for a while now and recently showed strong improvements in his fastball velocity, leading the team to sign him. Due to his age, he was eligible to sign since last July 2nd, but the recent strong progress he has shown, makes him one of the...

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Pirates Officially Call up Andrew Lambo, Option Alex Presley
Aug13

Pirates Officially Call up Andrew Lambo, Option Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Andrew Lambo, and have optioned Alex Presley to Triple-A. The Pirates had to add Lambo to the 40-man roster, although no corresponding move was needed since there was an open spot. Moving Presley down made sense, as the Pirates can’t carry two bench outfielders with their current first base platoon. They also don’t need two bench outfielders since Garrett Jones and Josh...

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