Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea
Jan11

Pirates Release Josh Stinson, Who Signs in Korea

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson, who signed as a minor league free agent back in October. He was released so he could sign a one-year contract with Kia of the Korean League. Stinson has spent parts of four seasons in the majors, splitting time between the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He will make $500,000 this season in...

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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Pitchers, Both With Invites to Spring Training
Jan09

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Pitchers, Both With Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have just announced the signings of two pitchers, LHP Charlie Leesman and RHP Wilfredo Boscan. As indicated in the tweet below, both are minor league deals and both have been invited to Major League camp for Spring Training. Leesman is a 27-year-old lefty, who has spent parts of each of the last two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In nine big league games, two as a starter, he has a 9.00 ERA over 18 innings....

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Pirates Re-Sign Andy Vasquez
Dec24

Pirates Re-Sign Andy Vasquez

One of the longest tenured Pittsburgh Pirates players has returned to the organization as a minor league free agent. Andy Vasquez, who signed as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2006, will return for his ninth season in the farm system. He spent the 2014 season with Altoona, where he hit .268/.304/.463 in 96 games, seeing time at six different positions. Vasquez has done everything except catch during his time...

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Blue Jays Claim Preston Guilmet
Dec23

Blue Jays Claim Preston Guilmet

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Guilmet was designated for assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster for Corey Hart. The Pirates purchased the 27-year-old pitcher from the Baltimore Orioles in early October.

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Pirates Sign Pitcher Adam Miller
Dec23

Pirates Sign Pitcher Adam Miller

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Adam Miller to a minor league contract. He was once a highly touted prospect, although he was drafted in 2003 and has not pitched in the majors yet. The 30-year-old Miller spent 2014 in the Cleveland Indians farm system, where he had a 5.44 ERA in 28 relief appearances for AA Akron. He also pitched one scoreless inning in AAA. He had 45 strikeouts...

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Pirates Release Josh Lindblom, Who Will Go to Korea
Dec20

Pirates Release Josh Lindblom, Who Will Go to Korea

During the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Josh Lindblom off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. They designated him for assignment at the end of the week. There was also a report around the same time, saying that he had signed to play in Korea. Can confirm that RHP Josh Lindblom has signed with the Lotte Giants of KBO. 우투수 조시 린드블롬이 롯데와 계약을 하였습니다 #KBO — Sung-Min Kim (@sung_minkim) December 13, 2014 The MLB...

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