• Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

    Jose Contreras is back in the Pirates' system. The Pittsburgh Pirates released Jose Contreras last week, but have signed him back to a minor league deal, according to an Indianapolis Indians press release. Contreras was given his outright release to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. After the release, Neal Huntington...

  • Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

    Reese McGuire will sign with the Pirates tomorrow. - Image Credit: Getty Images According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/346731551737921536 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign...

  • Luis Heredia is Leaving For West Virginia Tomorrow

    Luis Heredia leaves for West Virginia tomorrow. Luis Heredia made his final start in extended Spring Training today against the Baltimore Orioles' minor leaguers. Heredia went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. The right-hander will fly to West Virginia tomorrow, where he will join...

  • Stetson Allie, Joely Rodriguez, and Orlando Castro to be Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote three players from West Virginia to Bradenton this week. Stetson Allie, Joely Rodriguez, and Orlando Castro will all join the team, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rodriguez should arrive in Bradenton today, while Castro and Allie should arrive Thursday after the SAL All-Star game. Yesterday Neal Huntington said...

  • Eliecer Navarro to be Promoted to Altoona

    Eliecer Navarro will be promoted to Altoona. The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote left-hander Eliecer Navarro to Altoona this week. John Eshleman was covering the Altoona Curve tonight, and Navarro was with the team. He is expected to make his first start this week, which will probably come on Tuesday. Navarro had a...

  • Pirates Add Cumpton to 40-Man Roster; DFA Mike Zagurski

    Mike Zagurski has been designated for assignment. (Photo by: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to the 40-man roster for his start tonight. To make room, they have designated left-handed Mike Zagurski for assignment. The DFA of Zagurski also clears a spot for Cumpton on the 25-man...

  • Pirates Sign Five Draft Picks, Including 2nd Rounder Blake Taylor

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of five picks from the 2013 MLB draft. The picks are as follows. 2nd Round - Blake Taylor, LHP 5th Round - Trae Arbet, SS 10th Round - Shane Carle, RHP 13th Round - Danny Collins, 1B 15th Round - Max Rossiter, C We...

  • Pirates to Sign 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign 15th round pick Max Rossiter, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rossiter is a college senior from Arizona State, so the agreement between the two sides isn't a surprise. The Pirates took him last year in the 32nd round, but he returned to college for his senior...

  • Pirates Announce the Signing of Ten Draft Picks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of ten draft picks. The picks are as follows: 4th Round - Cody Dickson 9th Round - Chad Kuhl 12th Round - Beau Wallace 17th Round - Justin Topa 18th Round - Jeff Roy 19th Round - Brett McKinney 21st Round - Adam Landecker 23rd...

  • A.J. Burnett Placed on 15-Day DL, Contreras Released, Morton Activated

    Jose Contreras appeared in seven games for the Pirates. The Pirates have released Jose Contreras, placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list and activated Charlie Morton, all moves on right-handed pitchers to allow Morton to start Thursday night. Burnett has a right calf strain that he told the team about Wednesday...

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