Pirates Sign Yao-Hsun Yang; Invite Him to Spring Training
Feb13

Pirates Sign Yao-Hsun Yang; Invite Him to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 31-year-old left-handed pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang from Taiwan.  The Pirates were one of at least five teams that attended a tryout for the veteran lefty in January. It is a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Yang is currently in camp at Pirate City, according to Tim Williams, although the deal has not yet been announced by the team. Yang competed in the World Baseball...

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Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore
Feb07

Pirates Sign Quincy Latimore

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Quincy Latimore to a minor league contract. He spent the first six seasons of his career in the Pirates system after they took him in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school. Last January, the Pirates traded Latimore to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. Latimore hit .231/.306/.353 in 81 games at AA Akron before...

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Pirates Sign Omir Santos
Feb07

Pirates Sign Omir Santos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of catcher Omir Santos to a minor league deal that comes with an invite to Spring Training. The 32-year-old has played parts of five seasons in the majors, spending this last year with the Cleveland Indians. He played just one game in the majors last year, spending the rest of the season in AAA, where he had a .639 OPS in 61 games. In his major league career, he has a .248/.280/.363...

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Pirates Add Five Minor League Players
Feb01

Pirates Add Five Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed five minor league players according to Baseball America. We already heard about two of them, with the signing of catcher Mitch Slauter last week and shortstop Blake Davis was announced this week. The new additions are RHP Jenn-Lei Liao, LHP Matt Ford and catcher Mike Spano. Starting with Spano, the Pirates added an extra affiliate this year and along with that means more pitchers and the need for...

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Pirates Sign Shortstop Blake Davis
Jan27

Pirates Sign Shortstop Blake Davis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed shortstop Blake Davis to a minor league deal. He is a 30-year-old, who played part of the 2011 season with the Baltimore Orioles. Davis was a fourth round draft in 2006. He spent his first seven seasons in the Orioles system before signing with the Milwaukee Brewers last year. In 2013, he hit .256/.297/.352 for AAA Nashville, seeing the majority of his playing time at shortstop, though he has also...

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Pirates Sign Catcher Erick Fernandez
Jan25

Pirates Sign Catcher Erick Fernandez

According to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league catcher Erick Fernandez. He spent the 2013 season with the Nationals, splitting time between two levels in low-A. He was released by the Washington Nationals on July 22nd. The offensive numbers for Fernandez aren’t strong, and he will be in A-ball next year at the age of 25. He looks like extra catching depth...

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