• Pirates Trade Stefan Welch To Red Sox

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded minor league third baseman/first baseman Stefan Welch to the Boston Red Sox. There was no word on the return, although last week the two teams made a similar deal with the Pirates acquiring right-handed pitcher Graham Godfrey, who is now pitching at Indianapolis. Welch was hitting .149...

  • Pirates Make Reid and Hughes Official, Option Presley, Irwin to 60-Day DL

    Jared Hughes has been officially recalled. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Ryan Reid and Jared Hughes. To make room for the two pitchers on the roster they have placed Jeanmar Gomez on the 15-day DL (right forearm inflammation/strain) and have optioned Alex Presley to Triple-A. The...

  • Minor Moves: Thornton Added to Indy, Waldrop to the DL

    Zack Thornton has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Zack Thornton from Altoona to Indianapolis. He's now the third pitcher added to Indianapolis today, following Atahualpa Severino and Graham Godfrey. The Pirates also reinstated Chase d'Arnaud from the 60-day disabled list, putting the 40-man roster at 41. Three pitchers have...

  • Pirates Recall Presley, Option Harrison, Reinstate and Option D’Arnaud

    Alex Presley has been recalled from Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates made three roster moves this afternoon: **They recalled Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. **To make room for Presley, they've optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis. **Chase d'Arnaud has been recalled from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the DL, and...

  • Pirates Acquire Graham Godfrey From the Red Sox

    Earlier today the Pirates added Atahualpa Severino, a left-handed pitcher, from the Kansas City Royals. According to Kevin Pereira of Sox Prospects, the Pirates have also acquired right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Boston Red Sox. https://twitter.com/kevinrpereira/status/340523368761659394 Godfrey has 46 career innings in the majors, with a 5.09 ERA, a 4.5 K/9, and...

  • Pirates Acquire Atahualpa Severino From the Royals

    According to Bob Dutton of Royals Report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Atahualpa Severino from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. https://twitter.com/Royals_Report/status/340473661012197376 Severino is a left-handed pitcher who has pitched 4.2 innings in the majors, all coming in 2011. This year in the minors the 28-year-old has a 3.00 ERA in...

  • Jose Contreras to the DL, Bryan Morris Recalled

    Bryan Morris is back on the roster. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with low back inflammation, and have recalled Bryan Morris to take his place. Morris was recently optioned to make room for Mike Zagurski, but is eligible to return early...

  • Pirates Roster Moves: Tabata, Morris Out; Harrison, Zagurski In; Karstens to 60-Day

    Mike Zagurski has been added to the 40-man roster. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates made several roster moves this morning. Here is the recap: Leaving the Roster **Jose Tabata was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive May 25th, with a left oblique strain. **Bryan Morris was optioned to Triple-A....

  • Jose Contreras Activated From Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Optioned

    Jose Contreras has activated from the bereavement list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras from the bereavement list. To make room, Jared Hughes has been optioned to Triple-A. The move is the exact opposite of the move from a few days ago, when Contreras was placed on the bereavement...

  • Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

    Last season, Hughes posted a 2.85 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Right-handed reliever Jose Contreras has been placed on the bereavement list due to a death in his family, and the Pirates have recalled righty Jared Hughes to take his spot in the bullpen. [Update: Hughes...

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