Pirates Invite Four Players to Spring Training
Jan14

Pirates Invite Four Players to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited Matt Hague, Carlos Paulino, Jameson Taillon, and Zack Thornton to Spring Training, per a team press release. We heard last week that Taillon received an invite, but this is the first we’ve heard about the other three. Hague has been invited to Spring Training in each of the last two seasons. His most notable Spring was in 2012, when he showed off some impressive power. He made the team out of...

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Pirates Announce 2014 Minor League Managers and Coaches
Jan13

Pirates Announce 2014 Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2014 minor league managers and coaches today. Here is the breakdown. The Managers Indianapolis: Dean Treanor will return for his fourth season in Indianapolis. Altoona: Carlos Garcia will return to Altoona for his second season. He was promoted to the level in 2013 after spending the 2012 season in Bradenton. Bradenton: Tom Prince will manage in Bradenton. He spent the 2013 season as the...

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Pirates Sign Robert Andino
Jan07

Pirates Sign Robert Andino

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Robert Andino to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Andino was in the Pirates’ organization last year, playing for Indianapolis. The Pirates acquired him on July 31st for cash considerations, and used him as depth out of Triple-A. He got a lot of playing time during the final month of the season, which came after Josh Harrison was called up to the majors full time...

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Pirates Sign Chris Dickerson
Jan06

Pirates Sign Chris Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with Chris Dickerson. The deal is not yet official, and hasn’t been announced by the team, but Dickerson is here at Pirate City for mini-camp. It’s a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Dickerson was formerly with the Reds from 2008-2010, and spent the 2013 season with the Orioles. He was recently outrighted to Triple-A by Baltimore, but declined and elected...

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Pirates Acquire Chris McGuiness For Miles Mikolas
Dec30

Pirates Acquire Chris McGuiness For Miles Mikolas

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Miles Mikolas, per a team press release. The Pirates added Mikolas earlier in the off-season, along with Jaff Decker, in exchange for Alex Dickerson. Mikolas had been designated for assignment by the Padres prior to the trade. McGuiness was recently DFAd by the Rangers. McGuiness only has 34 plate appearances in the majors, with a...

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Pirates Lose Jerry Sands To Tampa Bay Rays
Dec23

Pirates Lose Jerry Sands To Tampa Bay Rays

The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost right fielder Jerry Sands on waivers to the Tampa Bay Rays. Earlier today, we heard that Ryan Reid was picked up by the New York Mets. Both Sands and Reid were designated for assignment on December 13th when the Pirates officially signed Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes and added them to the 40 man roster. Sands came over to the Pirates last December in the Joel Hanrahan trade with the Boston Red Sox....

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