Chase d’Arnaud Outrighted to Indianapolis
Mar01

Chase d’Arnaud Outrighted to Indianapolis

Chase d’Arnaud has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates designated d’Arnaud for assignment last week after acquiring Brent Morel, and waived him almost immediately. Now that he has cleared waivers, he will remain in the organization and will probably serve as one of the top middle infield depth options out of Triple-A, sharing time with Robert Andino. D’Arnaud was drafted in...

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Pirates Designate Chase d’Arnaud For Assignment
Feb24

Pirates Designate Chase d’Arnaud For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Chase d’Arnaud for assignment, according to Chris Cotillo. #Pirates designate Chase d'Arnaud for assignment. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 24, 2014 The move clears room for Brent Morel, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto earlier today. The Pirates will have ten days to waive or trade d’Arnaud. If he clears waivers, they will be able to outright him to...

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Pirates Claim Brent Morel Off Waivers From Toronto
Feb24

Pirates Claim Brent Morel Off Waivers From Toronto

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. This is the second time this off-season that Morel has been claimed off waivers. He was previously claimed by Toronto from the Chicago White Sox in December. Morel has a career .229/.276/.333 line in 669 plate appearances in the majors. He’s a right-handed hitter who has been better in his career against lefties, although he...

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Pirates Sign Yao-Hsun Yang; Invite Him to Spring Training
Feb13

Pirates Sign Yao-Hsun Yang; Invite Him to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 31-year-old left-handed pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang from Taiwan.  The Pirates were one of at least five teams that attended a tryout for the veteran lefty in January. It is a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Yang is currently in camp at Pirate City, according to Tim Williams, although the deal has not yet been announced by the team. Yang competed in the World Baseball...

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Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore
Feb07

Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Quincy Latimore to a minor league contract. He spent the first six seasons of his career in the Pirates system after they took him in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school. Last January, the Pirates traded Latimore to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. Latimore hit .231/.306/.353 in 81 games at AA Akron before...

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Pirates Sign Omir Santos
Feb07

Pirates Sign Omir Santos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of catcher Omir Santos to a minor league deal that comes with an invite to Spring Training. The 32-year-old has played parts of five seasons in the majors, spending this last year with the Cleveland Indians. He played just one game in the majors last year, spending the rest of the season in AAA, where he had a .639 OPS in 61 games. In his major league career, he has a .248/.280/.363...

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