Pirates Call Up Brandon Cumpton For Tonight’s Start
Jul02

Pirates Call Up Brandon Cumpton For Tonight’s Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Brandon Cumpton to make tonight’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Josh Harrison has been optioned to Triple-A to make room. Cumpton was needed tonight after Jeff Locke and Jeanmar Gomez both saw a lot of work in the bullpen on Sunday. Neither player got in the game, although Locke got ready for the game and was close to coming in. Gomez did his normal bullpen work, in preparation...

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Minor Moves: Sadler to the DL, Rojas Activated From the DL
Jul01

Minor Moves: Sadler to the DL, Rojas Activated From the DL

Here are the minor league transactions today: **Casey Sadler has been placed on the Altoona DL with a right knee contusion. The right-hander left his last start after one batter after being hit in the knee with a comebacker to the mound. **Mel Rojas has been activated from the DL. Rojas was placed on the DL a week ago with a left oblique injury. The return is good to see, as Rojas was hitting for a .304/.366/.459 line in 135 at-bats...

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Pirates Officially Sign Third Round Pick JaCoby Jones
Jul01

Pirates Officially Sign Third Round Pick JaCoby Jones

UPDATE MONDAY 4:17 PM: The Pirates have officially announced the signing. Jones will begin his career in Jamestown. THURSDAY: According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with third round pick JaCoby Jones. More LSU #mlbdraft news: #Pirates, 3rd-rder JaCoby Jones agree to $612k. Best athlete in college crop, VG speed & raw power, future CF. — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 27, 2013...

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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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