• Pirates Release Jeremy Farrell

    The Pirates released Jeremy Farrell. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released third baseman Jeremy Farrell, according to the latest minor league transactions from Baseball America. Farrell didn't make either of the top level teams out of Spring Training. In two seasons with Altoona he combined for a .241/.330/.346 line in 610 at-bats. Farrell...

  • Giants Claim Hunter Strickland

    The San Francisco Giants have claimed minor league pitcher Hunter Strickland off waivers today. He was added to the Pirates 40 man roster this off-season, but he was designated for assignment recently when the Pirates added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40 man roster. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays...

  • Inge, Morton, Liriano and Karstens to DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed third baseman Brandon Inge and pitchers Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. With these moves the 25 man rosters is officially set for Opening Day tomorrow. The Karstens move is retroactive to March 22nd, while Inge is retroactive to March...

  • Pirates Acquire Another Minor League Catcher

    Troy Snitker, left, talking to Dave Valesente. The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for another minor league catcher. This time it's Troy Snitker, who was acquired from Atlanta for cash considerations a few days ago. So I guess technically, Brian Jeroloman is the "another catcher" since Snitker was added first. I saw Snitker...

  • Pirates Acquire Brian Jeroloman

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Jeroloman will go to Indianapolis. The Pirates claimed him last off-season from Toronto, then lost him on waivers to Toronto later in the off-season. His player page, from his brief time in the system, can be seen...

  • Clint Robinson Claimed by the Blue Jays

    Per the Toronto Blue Jays' Twitter account, first baseman Clint Robinson was claimed off waivers today. https://twitter.com/BlueJays/status/317718325805330432 It seems like Toronto always claims Pirates players on waivers. I'm not sure yet how this will impact Matt Curry, who was bumped to Double-A due to Robinson, Matt Hague, and Jared Goedert playing the...

  • Pirates Designate Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson For Assignment

    Clint Robinson was designated for assignment for Brandon Inge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40-man roster today. To make room, the team designated Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was DFAd to make room for Inge, while Strickland was DFAd for Sanchez. The...

  • Pirates Make What Appears to be Final Cuts

    Kyle McPherson was optioned to Triple-A today. The Pittsburgh Pirates made the following moves this morning: Optioned Kyle McPherson, Alex Presley, and Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. Re-assigned Lucas May, Ryan Reid, Mike Zagurski, Carlos Paulino, Vin Mazzaro, and Felix Pie to minor league camp. That leaves 26 active players in camp, although...

  • Brandon Inge Makes The Team, But Could Start on the DL

    Brandon Inge made the team today. After committing to Jonathan Sanchez for the Opening Day roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a commitment to Brandon Inge for a roster spot. The team had until noon today to make a decision on Inge, or allow him to walk as a major league free agent....

  • Jonathan Sanchez Will Open the Season as the Fourth Starter

    Jonathan Sanchez will open the year as the fourth starter. Today was the deadline for the Pittsburgh Pirates to make a decision on left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. Early this morning Sanchez and his agent met in Clint Hurdle's office with Hurdle and Neal Huntington. The Pirates decided to add Sanchez to the...

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