• Pirates Sign A Minor League Catcher

    In addition to the roster moves from earlier this afternoon, Baseball America has announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Devin Ivany to a minor league deal. Like the two earlier moves, Ivany is strictly on a minor league deal, with no invite to Spring Training. The 30-year-old catcher has spent...

  • Pirates Add Two Minor League Free Agents

    According to the minor league free agent tracker on Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added two minor league free agents. The new additions are outfielder Brett Carroll and right-handed pitcher Roman Colon. Carroll had previous been with the Washington Nationals, and elected free agency this off-season. In 288 career at-bats in...

  • Pirates Make Brandon Inge Signing Official

    Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to a deal with Brandon Inge. This morning the team made the move official via press release. Inge is coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. There are now 61 players in camp. The Spring Training...

  • Pirates Close to Deal With Brandon Inge

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Brandon Inge, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/301491317983285249 Inge would be coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. He split time with Oakland and Detroit last year, combining for a .218/.275/.383 line in 303 at-bats....

  • Tyler Gaffney Returning to Football

    Tyler Gaffney is returning to Stanford to play football. According to the official Stanford football website, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Tyler Gaffney will be returning to Stanford to play football during his senior year and to complete his degree. Gaffney was drafted as a junior in the 24th round of the 2012...

  • Francisco Liriano’s Revised Deal

    As if Francisco Liriano's situation wasn't already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano's deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for...

  • Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

    The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos...

  • Francisco Liriano Passes Physical, Deal Now Official

    Ken Rosenthal reports that left-hander Francisco Liriano has passed his physical, and that the deal is finally official. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/299946376060600321 There hasn't been official word from the Pirates, but if he has passed the physical then the only thing remaining would be the press release. It looks like the Liriano saga is over....

  • Pirates Make Jonathan Sanchez Signing Official

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Jonathan Sanchez signing official, per a team press release this morning. Sanchez comes in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. No word yet on his salary if he were to make the major league team. The Spring Training tracker has been...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Walker and McDonald

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with Neil Walker and James McDonald, per a team announcement. Walker and McDonald were the final two players eligible for arbitration, and by agreeing to deals they avoid an arbitration hearing. No word yet on the terms of the deals. I'll update this post when...

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