• 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...

  • Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Indianapolis

    Brandon Cumpton has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pirates have promoted Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. The Indians have been short in terms of pitchers. They've seen almost all of their relievers throw multiple innings over the last two days. Phil Irwin was supposed to start today, but was promoted to the majors....

  • Pirates Recall Irwin, Option Josh Harrison to Triple-A

    Phil Irwin is officially today's starter. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Phil Irwin from Triple-A, and have optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. They've also officially announced Irwin as today's starter. Since Irwin is a spot starter, I'd expect him to go back down after the game, with a position player coming up...

  • Tim Alderson Promoted to Indianapolis, McPherson to the DL

    Kyle McPherson has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson to Indianapolis. They've also placed Kyle McPherson on the Triple-A disabled list. McPherson had a pretty rough outing last night, giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear what his injury is...

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