Pirates Sign Jared Goedert

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed infielder Jared Goedert to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal. Goedert spent seven years in the Cleveland farm system, splitting the 2012 season between Double-A and Triple-A. In Triple-A last year he hit for a .279/.331/.460 line in 326 at-bats with 14 homers. Goedert turns 28 next season, and hasn’t played in the majors yet. He will likely serve as depth in the upper levels,...

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Pirates Sign Darren Ford to Minor League Deal

According to John Perrotto, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Darren Ford to a minor league deal. Ford has just 16 plate appearances in the majors, with four hits and no extra base hits. The 27-year-old hit for a .273/.326/.385 line in 304 at-bats last year in Triple-A. He had 26 steals in 40 attempts while in Triple-A last year.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Free Agents

The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America. RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA) LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA) C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA) 1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian Marrero (AAA), Gerlis Rodriguez (LoA) 3B: Vince Harrison (LoA), Hector Luna...

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Pirates Outright Ali Solis to Indianapolis; Morton Activated From DL

According to the MLB.com transactions page, the Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Ali Solis to Triple-A. Solis was claimed off of waivers last week from the Padres, apparently for the sole purpose of the Pirates trying to put him through waivers and send him to Indianapolis. He didn’t look like much more than catching depth when he was claimed, and this move isn’t much of a surprise since it was expected when he...

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Pirates Sign Dominican Third Baseman

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera for $300,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Herrera is a 17-year old who is 6′ 1″, 190 pounds. Badler notes that he stands out for his left handed power. He also notes that he has an average arm, and that his bat is ahead of his defense, which could cause a position change down the line. The international tracker has been updated with...

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Pirates Decline Option for Rod Barajas; Pick Up Option for Pedro Alvarez

The Pittsburgh Pirates today exercised the $700,000 option for third baseman Pedro Alvarez for the 2013 season, while declining catcher Rod Barajas’ $3.5 M option (no buyout) for next year. Alvarez’s $700,000 option was expected, as it was a part of his original contract when drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round of 2008. Alvarez blasted a career-high 30 home runs during the 2012 season, surpassing his previous mark of...

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