Duke Welker Heading to Pittsburgh

The guys over at This is Getting Old are reporting that Duke Welker is on his way to Pittsburgh, and likely to officially join the team after Jeanmar Gomez makes his start tonight. Gomez would be unavailable for a few days after the start, which would create a need for a bullpen arm. Welker has been on the 40-man roster for the last year, and is a legit bullpen prospect. He’s a bit older than most prospects, currently 27 years...

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Minor Moves: Matt Curry to the DL, More Altoona Moves

The Altoona Curve announced a series of moves via press release today: **Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list right a right hand injury, retroactive May 5th. **Oscar Tejeda has been assigned to Indianapolis. **Justin Howard and Miguel Perez have been assigned to Altoona.

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Zack Dodson Activated, Starting Today For Bradenton

The Bradenton Marauders have activated left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson, and will have him starting today’s game against Dunedin. Dodson finished his 50-game suspension earlier this week, but wasn’t able to start until the weekend due to a start in extended Spring Training earlier in the week. To make room for Dodson on the active roster, Bradenton sent Junior Sosa down to West Virginia. The Power had an open roster spot...

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL

Catching up on some minor league moves: **The West Virginia Power have placed Barrett Barnes on the 7-day disabled list. As Tom Bragg reported on Wednesday, Barnes had a hamstring injury. The DL placement was retroactive May 2nd. **After Jordy Mercer was promoted to the majors, Jeff Larish was added to the Indianapolis...

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Pirates Sign Jeff Gibbs

According to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jeff Gibbs. Gibbs was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 18th. Gibbs was a ninth round pick in the 2012 draft.┬áHe sits in the low-90s and can reach the mid-90s, with an average slider and change. Last year he pitched in short-season ball, but didn’t have the best results. The Pirates will...

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Neil Walker to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that Jordy Mercer is likely joining the Pirates. Hearing from sources that Jordy Mercer will likely be brought up from AAA… #Pirates @937theFan — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) May 3, 2013 No word on what the corresponding move would be. The two possibilities that come to mind would be Neil Walker to the disabled list, or releasing John McDonald. I feel it’s more of the former...

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