• Pirates DFA Jonathan Sanchez, Recall Bryan Morris

    Jonathan Sanchez has been designated for assignment. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and have recalled Bryan Morris. The move is likely to be a temporary one for Morris, for reasons I listed in last night's First Pitch. The club will have Jose Contreras, Francisco...

  • Jose Contreras Promoted to Indianapolis

    Jose Contreras has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras to Indianapolis, per an Altoona press release. Contreras was previously with Altoona, working his way back from an elbow injury last year. He pitched back to back games last week on the 20th and 21st in...

  • Pirates Trade Roman Colon to the Braves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Roman Colon to the Atlanta Braves, according to Talking Chop. Colon was in extended Spring Training with the Pirates after missing out on a spot with any of the full season teams.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all...

  • Minor Moves: Waldron, Townsend to the DL

    Tyler Waldron was placed on the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have placed two pitchers on the disabled list in the last two days. Here are some other minor moves around the system. **Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list yesterday, retroactive April 21st, with a right shoulder injury. Waldron had...

  • Brandon Inge Activated and Starting at Third Tonight

    Brandon Inge has been activated from the DL and is starting at third tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated third baseman Brandon Inge, and have him in tonight's lineup at third base. Inge was recently on a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, batting for a .150/.320/.283 line in 60 at-bats. The Pirates are...

  • Pirates Release Alex Valdez

    The Pirates have released Alex Valdez. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Alex Valdez, Pirates Prospects has learned. Valdez was signed over the off-season as a minor league free agent after spending a year in the Mexican league. He played a lot of shortstop in Spring Training, playing for the Triple-A squad....

  • Barrett Barnes Promoted to West Virginia

    Barrett Barnes has been promoted to West Virginia. The Pirates have promoted Barrett Barnes to West Virginia. Barnes was previously in extended Spring Training getting extra at-bats and recovering from an oblique injury that he had at the end of Spring Training. The at-bats were meant to make up for the lost...

  • Chris Leroux Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

    Chris Leroux has refused a minor league assignment and elected free agency. -Photo by Mark Olson Right-handed pitcher Chris Leroux has cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency, per the Pirates. Leroux was designated for assignment last week when the club brought up Bryan Morris to take his spot in the...

  • Pirates Option Bryan Morris to Triple-A, Call Up Vin Mazzaro

    Bryan Morris is going back to Triple-A. The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned Bryan Morris to Triple-A. Morris threw three shutout innings last night in his 2013 debut in the majors. However, the bullpen has been overworked, and the Pirates need relievers....

  • Alex Presley Promoted, Irwin Demoted

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Alex Presley and sent down pitcher Phil Irwin. Presley has been playing in AAA  for Indianapolis, where he was hitting .357 through seven games, with two doubles,a homer and six runs scored. Irwin started yesterday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, going 4.2 innings in the come-from-behind...

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