Pirates Acquire Chris Stewart From the Yankees
Dec02

Pirates Acquire Chris Stewart From the Yankees

According to Buster Olney, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to acquiring New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart. The Pirates are on the verge of acquiring catcher Chris Stewart from the Yankees. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 2, 2013 Stewart is a 31 year old catcher and is arbitration eligible for the first time this off-season. He doesn’t do much with the bat, hitting for a career .214/.287/.288 line in 645 career...

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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents
Nov26

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of two minor league free agents, right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley and catcher Nevin Ashley. Both were signed to minor league contracts and received non-roster invitations to Spring Training. Cody Eppley is 28 years old, 6’5″ righty with major league experience each of the last three years. He fits the Pirates mold of ground ball pitchers, posting a GO/AO ratio above 2.50 in...

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Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson
Nov25

Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Alex Dickerson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker and Mikolas were recently designated for assignment by the Padres. Decker was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, and was one of the top 100 prospects in the game in...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Lower Level Pitchers
Nov25

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Lower Level Pitchers

Baseball America has their latest minor league transactions, with news that the Pittsburgh Pirates have released two minor league pitchers: Luis Campos and Jimy Hernandez. Both players profiled as lower level organizational pitchers. The report also includes a lot of moves that we’ve heard about, such as the signing of five right-handers on minor league deals. There’s also a note that Jason Erickson and Miguel Perez were...

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Pirates Add Polanco, Hanson, Rodriguez, and Sadler to the 40-Man
Nov20

Pirates Add Polanco, Hanson, Rodriguez, and Sadler to the 40-Man

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added three players so far to the 40-man roster, protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. So far they’ve added Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Joely Rodriguez. I heard about Polanco and Hanson this morning, although those two were obviously going to be added. Rodriguez was questionable, but his agent reported that he has been added. There could be more players joining this list. Normally the Pirates...

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Pirates Sign Five Minor League Free Agents
Nov20

Pirates Sign Five Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitchers Collin Balester, Jake Brigham, Jay Jackson, Josh Kinney and Seth McClung to minor league contracts. Brigham, Jackson, and Kinney will be non-roster invitees for the Major League portion of Spring Training. Information on each player is below. Jake Brigham - He turns 26 in February, and hasn’t pitched in the majors yet. Brigham spent the 2013 season in the Rangers’...

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