• Pirates Sign Two Pitching Prospects From Mexico

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two young pitchers from Mexico, agreeing to contracts with Jherson Esqueda and Gerardo Navarro on Friday. According to the link (in Spanish) the pitchers belonged to the Veracruz Red Eagles of the Mexican Baseball League. Esqueda is an 18-year-old right-hander, who is an accomplished International pitcher. He was...

  • Pirates Cut Six From Major League Camp Including Cole and Irwin

      Gerrit Cole was cut from major league camp today. The Pittsburgh Pirates cut six players from major league camp today. The team optioned RHP Phil Irwin to Indianapolis. They also reassigned RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Gerrit Cole, LHP Kris Johnson, C Ali Solis and RHP Kyle Waldrop to minor league camp. The Spring...

  • Tony Sanchez and Andy Oliver Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made their second round of cuts this morning, optioning catcher Tony Sanchez and left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver to Indianapolis. The Spring Training tracker has been updated. There are now 49 players remaining in camp.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our...

  • Minor Moves: Alex Fuselier, Erik Turgeon

    Two roster updates from minor league camp today. Alex Fuselier and Erik Turgeon have both retired. Fuselier was a 21st round pick in 2011, and spent the last two years in short season A-ball. Turgeon was signed in the middle of the year last year to provide depth in Bradenton. He turns...

  • Pirates Cut 11 Players, Including Jameson Taillon

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I'll update this when more information becomes available....

  • Pirates Release LHP Aaron Poreda

    According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, the Pirates have released Aaron Poreda.  Once one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the minors, Poreda increasingly struggled with control problems and injuries.  A 2007 first-round draft pick of the White Sox, he was traded to San Diego in 2009 as part of the...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Their League Minimum Players

    In what is somewhat of a formality, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 26 players on their 40-man roster. The players, who are listed below, are all 0-3 players. This means they have 0-3 years of major league service. Players with 0-3 years of service are paid close to the...

  • Pirates Sign Jose Contreras

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. He will report to Pirates training camp on Sunday. The 41-year-old native of Cuba had off-season elbow surgery and will be rehabbing during Spring Training. Contreras has a 78-67 career record in...

  • Hurdle Officially Extended Through 2014

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially confirmed the news we heard yesterday about the contract extension for manager Clint Hurdle. He is now signed through the 2014 season and the club holds an option for the 2015 season. His contract was due to expire at the end of this year. Under Hurdle, the...

  • Pirates To Extend Hurdle Through 2014

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend the contract of manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season, with an option for 2015. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/303540715064016896   UPDATE 12:29 PM According to Bill Brink, the Pirates are expected to announce the extension sometime this week. UPDATE 1:28 PM Biertempfel has said...

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