• Pirates Sign Brad Hawpe, Invite Cole and Taillon to Spring Training

    Per a team press release, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder/first baseman Brad Hawpe, and have made the Lucas May signing official. Both players will be invited to Spring Training as non-roster invitees. In the same release the Pirates announced that Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon would both receive an invite to...

  • Pirates Bring Back Jeff Karstens on a One Year Deal

    Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have brought Jeff Karstens back on a one year deal. https://twitter.com/BrinkPG/status/290950241258184704 The decision to non-tender Karstens was a questionable move earlier in the off-season. Karstens has a history of injuries the last few years, but when healthy in the last two years...

  • Pirates Sign Australian Pitcher Nick Hutchings

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another sixteen-year-old out of Australia. After signing shortstop Sam Kennelly in July, they signed pitcher Nick Hutchings in November. Hutchings has been playing with the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League and doing well in his limited time. The 6' 2", 165 pound right-hander has made four...

  • Pirates Sign Lucas May

    According to Baseball America, the Pirates have signed minor league catcher Lucas May. He has played part of one season in the majors, 2010 with the Royals. May was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2003 draft. The Royals acquired him as part of the...

  • Pirates Acquire Jeanmar Gomez From Cleveland for Quincy Latimore

    According to Keith Law, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Quincy Latimore to the Cleveland Indians for right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/289101241362046976 Gomez has thrown 206.2 innings in the majors, with a career 5.18 ERA. He doesn't have impressive ratios, with a 4.9 K/9, a 3.1 BB/9 and a 1.2 HR/9. Most...

  • Pirates Release Rick VandenHurk

    According to the Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter feed, the Pirates have asked for release waivers on RHP Rick VandenHurk, so he will be allowed to sign with a foreign club. With the move, the 40-man roster now sits at 39 players. That doesn't include Francisco Liriano, who has yet to officially sign. VandenHurk...

  • Pirates Announce 2013 Minor League Managers and Coaches

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2013 minor league managers and coaches today. Here is the breakdown. The Managers Indianapolis: Dean Treanor will return for his third season in Indianapolis. Altoona: Carlos Garcia was promoted to Double-A after spending two seasons managing in Bradenton. He replaced P.J. Forbes, who left the organization earlier...

  • Report: Mike Ryan to be the Next Manager in West Virginia

    The Pittsburgh Pirates created a vacancy in West Virginia when they promoted 2012 manager Rick Sofield to the majors. Sofield will take over as the first base coach for the Pirates in 2013, while leaving West Virginia looking for a manager. Chuck McGill of the Charleston Daily Mail reports that the new...

  • Chad Beck Claimed off Waivers by Toronto

    Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Chad Beck for assignment to create space for the new additions in the Joel Hanrahan trade. Today the Pirates announced that Beck has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto designated him for assignment earlier in the off-season, only for the Pirates to...

  • Minor Moves: Pirates Bring Back Miles Durham

    The Pirates brought back Miles Durham as a player/coach. Baseball America released their latest minor league transactions yesterday. The update included the news that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Miles Durham. Durham spent seven years in the Pirates' system, before being released last year. He went to the Independent leagues and hit for...

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