Pirates Avoid Arbitration With Mark Melancon
Jan17

Pirates Avoid Arbitration With Mark Melancon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.595 M contract with reliever Mark Melancon according to Joel Sherman. He was projected to make $3 M for the 2014 season. That leaves the team with three players left to sign before the deadline or they will have to exchange arbitration figures with them. Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez and Vin Mazzaro remain unsigned at this moment. Melancon went 1-2, 1.39 in 72 games for the Pirates in 2013. He...

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Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates Avoid Arbitration
Jan17

Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates Avoid Arbitration

The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with first baseman Gaby Sanchez, according to the Beverly Hills Sports Council, which represents Sanchez. https://twitter.com/BHSCouncil/status/424216492192714752 No word yet on the terms of the deal. Sanchez was projected to make $2.3 M through arbitration this year. The Pirates now have four remaining players eligible for arbitration. Today is the deadline for players and teams to...

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Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M
Jan16

Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Travis Snider for $1.2 M, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/423978686149582848 The one-year deal means that the Pirates and Snider will avoid arbitration. Snider was projected to make $1.4 M through the arbitration process. He’s out of options, so he should be a lock for the active roster, splitting time with Jose Tabata in right field...

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Pirates Invite Four Players to Spring Training
Jan14

Pirates Invite Four Players to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited Matt Hague, Carlos Paulino, Jameson Taillon, and Zack Thornton to Spring Training, per a team press release. We heard last week that Taillon received an invite, but this is the first we’ve heard about the other three. Hague has been invited to Spring Training in each of the last two seasons. His most notable Spring was in 2012, when he showed off some impressive power. He made the team out of...

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Pirates Announce 2014 Minor League Managers and Coaches
Jan13

Pirates Announce 2014 Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2014 minor league managers and coaches today. Here is the breakdown. The Managers Indianapolis: Dean Treanor will return for his fourth season in Indianapolis. Altoona: Carlos Garcia will return to Altoona for his second season. He was promoted to the level in 2013 after spending the 2012 season in Bradenton. Bradenton: Tom Prince will manage in Bradenton. He spent the 2013 season as the...

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Pirates Sign Robert Andino
Jan07

Pirates Sign Robert Andino

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Robert Andino to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Andino was in the Pirates’ organization last year, playing for Indianapolis. The Pirates acquired him on July 31st for cash considerations, and used him as depth out of Triple-A. He got a lot of playing time during the final month of the season, which came after Josh Harrison was called up to the majors full time...

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