• 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...

  • Pirates Trade Brian Jeroloman to the Nationals

    Rob Biertempfel reports that Brian Jeroloman has been traded to the Washington Nationals. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/335471551774326784 The Pirates claimed Jeroloman in late 2011 from Toronto, then lost him a month later on waivers to Toronto. They added him in a minor trade before the season to add depth in Triple-A. It will probably only...

  • Minor Moves: Holmes Off DL, d’Arnaud Starts Rehab

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a handful of minor league moves today involving West Virginia and Bradenton. d'Arnaud makes his season debut today Clay Holmes was activated off the disabled list and will start tonight. He had a minor ankle injury. He last pitched eight days ago. To make room for Holmes,...

  • Jonathan Sanchez Signs With the Dodgers

    The Dodgers signed Jonathan Sanchez. Photo credit: David Hague The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/334750276802207746 What this means for the Pirates is that the Dodgers assume a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary for Sanchez. That means the Pirates are off the hook for...

  • John McDonald to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    Jordy Mercer is back with the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis. There were a lot of words written last week about Jordy Mercer being sent down. A lot of those words came...

  • Minor Moves: Jake Burnette Added to West Virginia, Clay Holmes to the DL

    Jake Burnette has been added to the West Virginia roster. The West Virginia Power have added Jake Burnette to their roster, and will have the right-hander starting tonight. Clay Holmes has been added to the disabled list, retroactive May 9th. No word on the injury to Holmes, although hopefully it explains his...

  • Pirates Reinstate Walker, Option Jordy Mercer

    Neil Walker has been reinstated from the 15-day DL. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list, and have optioned Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. We all saw this move coming, and I made my thoughts known on the subject last night. And the night...

  • Tony Sanchez Sent Back to Indianapolis

    Tony Sanchez was sent back to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't end up needing Tony Sanchez. The catcher was brought up on the taxi squad yesterday, which gave the Pirates until 10:10 AM this morning to make a decision on him. Sanchez was added mostly as an option in case the Pirates...

  • Pirates Activate Francisco Liriano, Option Duke Welker

    Francisco Liriano has been activated for his start today. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-hander Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Duke Welker to Triple-A. Welker was recalled earlier this week to add some bullpen depth after Jeanmar Gomez...

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