Pirates Sign Nick Buckner and Billy Roth
Jun29

Pirates Sign Nick Buckner and Billy Roth

The Pirates have signed 14th round pick Nick Buckner and 16th round pick Billy Roth per a team press release. The release also made the signing of 30th round pick Will Kendall official, which we wrote about the other day. Roth and Buckner are the biggest signings here, as both are very talented prep players. Buckner was taken in the 14th round and had a commitment to Houston. He was one of the players I highlighted on day three of the...

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Pirates Sign 28th Round Pick Jerry Mulderig
Jun28

Pirates Sign 28th Round Pick Jerry Mulderig

According to Anthony Coleman of the New Jersey Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 28th round pick Jerry Mulderig out of Rider University. He’s a 6′ 4″, 205 pound right-handed pitcher, although he’s seen very little time on the mound, with just 29.1 innings over the last two years. MulderigĀ spent most of his time as an outfielder, batting .305 in 112 games, getting on base at a decent clip, with 24 stolen...

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Minor Moves: Indianapolis Makes Room For Sanchez and Welker
Jun28

Minor Moves: Indianapolis Makes Room For Sanchez and Welker

A few minor league moves from the last two days, most of which are a chain reaction from the moves between the Pirates and Indianapolis. **Zack Thornton was assigned to Double-A after Duke Welker was optioned to Indianapolis. **With Tony Sanchez back in Indianapolis, Ali Solis has been assigned to Double-A. **Altoona sent Oscar Tejeda to Indianapolis, replacing Josh Harrison, who was called up today. **Further down in the minors,...

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Pirates Sign Austin Meadows
Jun28

Pirates Sign Austin Meadows

UPDATE 2:24 PM, FRIDAY: The Pirates announced they have officially signed Austin Meadows, who will play for the Gulf Coast League Pirates in Bradenton. Austin Meadows had the following tweet Thursday: In the Burgh! — Austin Meadows (@austin_meadows) June 27, 2013 Pretty straight forward: he’s in Pittsburgh. I think a lot of people hope that means he’s about to sign. That’s not necessarily the case. Seventh...

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Pirates Sign 30th Round Pick Will Kendall
Jun28

Pirates Sign 30th Round Pick Will Kendall

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 30th round pick from this year’s amateur draft, left-handed pitcher Will Kendall out of Auburn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kendall was a junior this season, coming off Tommy John Surgery, which cut short an impressive sophomore season. He was 4-0, 1.88 in six starts and three relief appearances when the injury occurred last year. Kendall had a .226 BAA and 1.02 WHIP last...

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Tony Sanchez Returns to Triple-A, Pirates Recall Josh Harrison
Jun28

Tony Sanchez Returns to Triple-A, Pirates Recall Josh Harrison

The Pirates announced they have optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday and recalled infielder Josh Harrison. Sanchez, 25, was called up one week ago to start as designated hitter for two games the Pirates were scheduled to play against left-handed pitchers, but Angels lefty Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list with an injury. Sanchez started one game in Anaheim against right-hander Joe Blanton and one game...

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