Minor Moves: Jason Townsend Activated From DL, Cesar Lopez to Bradenton

Here are the latest minor league transactions. **Altoona has placed Jeff Inman and Justin Howard on the disabled list. Jason Townsend has been activated from the disabled list and Zach Thornton has been promoted from Bradenton. **Bradenton added Cesar Lopez from extended Spring Training to replace Thornton. They also recently added Jhondaniel Medina to replace Quinton Miller, who was promoted to Altoona...

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Pirates Release Jonathan Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released pitcher Jonathan Sanchez after he cleared waivers. In four starts and one relief appearance for Pittsburgh this season, he went 0-3, 11.85, giving up 25 hits and eight walks in just 13.2 innings. The Pirates designated him for assignment on April 30th. The Pirates will be responsible for the remainder of his $1.375M contract if no other team signs him this season. If he does get signed, he will...

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Minor Moves: Tim Alderson to Indianapolis, Quinton Miller to Altoona

The Pirates have made the following minor league pitching moves, most likely as a chain reaction to the Duke Welker promotion. **Tim Alderson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Alderson has been with Indianapolis once already this year, and gave up one run in 3.2 innings of work. In his time with Altoona he had a 1.32 ERA in 13.2 innings, with a 17:2 K/BB ratio. **Quinton Miller has been promoted from Bradenton to...

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Duke Welker Officially Recalled, Josh Harrison Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially recalled right-handed pitcher Duke Welker. To make room they’ve optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. This is Getting Old first reported yesterday that Duke Welker was on his way to Pittsburgh. Welker has been on the 40-man roster for the last year, and is a legit bullpen prospect. He’s a bit older than most prospects, currently 27 years old, but has the stuff to be a potential late inning...

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Duke Welker Heading to Pittsburgh

The guys over at This is Getting Old are reporting that Duke Welker is on his way to Pittsburgh, and likely to officially join the team after Jeanmar Gomez makes his start tonight. Gomez would be unavailable for a few days after the start, which would create a need for a bullpen arm. Welker has been on the 40-man roster for the last year, and is a legit bullpen prospect. He’s a bit older than most prospects, currently 27 years...

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Minor Moves: Matt Curry to the DL, More Altoona Moves

The Altoona Curve announced a series of moves via press release today: **Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list right a right hand injury, retroactive May 5th. **Oscar Tejeda has been assigned to Indianapolis. **Justin Howard and Miguel Perez have been assigned to Altoona.

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