Adrian Sampson promoted to Triple-A
Aug12

Adrian Sampson promoted to Triple-A

With the recent shuffling in the Indianapolis pitching staff, Adrian Sampson has been promoted to Triple-A from Altoona. Sampson, who posted a 2.55 ERA with the Curve this season, will join the Indianapolis rotation this week. In 24 starts, Sampson had 99 strikeouts and 30 walks, while allowing 125 hits. The 22-year-old Sampson has reached Triple-A in just his third professional season after starting out in Low-A after the Pirates...

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Andrew McCutchen Placed on the DL, Casey Sadler Recalled
Aug11

Andrew McCutchen Placed on the DL, Casey Sadler Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list, retro 8/4. They have recalled Casey Sadler. Earlier today I wrote about the whole situation involving McCutchen and Neil Walker being kept off the disabled list. On the surface, the issue is that the Pirates are playing with a 23-man roster, in hopes that they can get McCutchen and/or Walker back a few games early. Digging deeper, the big issue here is that the...

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Pirates Claim Infielder Tommy Field From Angels
Aug10

Pirates Claim Infielder Tommy Field From Angels

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a waiver claim, picking up infielder Tommy Field from the Los Angeles Angels on Anaheim. With the addition of Field, the 40-man roster in now full. He has been assigned to AAA Indianapolis. Field has spent parts of three seasons in the Majors, 2011-12 with the Colorado Rockies and 2013 with the Angels. He was a 24th round pick of the Rockies in 2008. He has played most of his games at shortstop, seeing...

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Pedro Alvarez Reinstated, Ernesto Frieri Designated For Assignment
Aug08

Pedro Alvarez Reinstated, Ernesto Frieri Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated third baseman Pedro Alvarez from the Bereavement List and relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri has been designated for assignment. Frieri was acquired by the Pirates in exchange for Jason Grilli on June 27th. He made 14 appearances for Pittsburgh, posting a 10.13 ERA in 10.2 innings. Alvarez has been on the Bereavement List since August 5th. He returned to Pittsburgh today and was taking grounders at...

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Dean Anna Outrighted to Indianapolis
Aug08

Dean Anna Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that infielder Dean Anna has cleared waivers and he was outrighted to the Indianapolis Indians. Anna was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Jayson Nix, who was picked up on Sunday. Anna was playing for Indianapolis at the time, where he was hitting .186/.368/.302 in 19 games since the Pirates picked him up on waivers from the Yankees in early...

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Brewers Acquire Jay Jackson From the Pirates
Aug07

Brewers Acquire Jay Jackson From the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Jay Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. The 26-year-old right-hander has pitched all season at Indianapolis, posting a 4.89 ERA over 84.2 innings. Jackson was signed as a minor league free agent in the off-season. He has been used in both relief and as a starter, making 12 starts and 13 relief appearances. He has 87 strikeouts, a .270 BAA and an 0.65 GO/AO ratio....

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