• Pirates Sign Philippe Valiquette to Minor League Deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left-handed pitcher Philippe Valiquette to a minor league deal, according to his agent on Twitter. Valiquette was recently with the Milwaukee Brewers, spending time in 2012 with their high-A and Double-A affiliates. In his time in Double-A he struggled, posting an 8.49 ERA in 11.2 innings. He...

  • Pirates Sign Six Minor League Free Agents

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and...

  • Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

    Tony Sanchez was added to the 40-man roster today. Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man roster today. The new additions were Vic Black, Tony Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Ramon Cabrera, and Hunter Strickland. Sanchez and...

  • Pirates Sign Felix Pie

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league deal, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Connolly reports that Pie has incentives for major league plate appearances in his contract if he makes the Pirates. The outfielder was once one of the top prospects in the Chicago...

  • Pirates Lose the Scout Who Signed Josh Bell, Robbie Grossman

    According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost top scout Mike Leuzinger, the man who signed Josh Bell in 2011. Leuzinger turned down a contract offer and left the organization. He noted that it stung when the Pirates refused the Yankees permission to interview him, and that the losing was wearing...

  • Pirates Announce Seven Minor League Signings

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of seven minor league free agents through a team press release. Four of the signings we already knew about, as the official announcement was made on Darren Ford, Jared Goedert, Anderson Hernandez, and Stefan Welch. The Pirates also signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid, and re-signed...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Anderson Hernandez, Stefan Welch

    As Wilbur Miller pointed out today after the Jared Goedert signing, the Pirates have re-signed a few of their players from last year. Baseball America announced some re-signings yesterday, with the key players for the Pirates being Anderson Hernandez and Stefan Welch. Both players were in the organization in 2012. Hernandez had...

  • Pirates Sign Jared Goedert

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed infielder Jared Goedert to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal. Goedert spent seven years in the Cleveland farm system, splitting the 2012 season between Double-A and Triple-A. In Triple-A last year he hit for a .279/.331/.460 line in 326 at-bats with 14 homers. Goedert turns...

  • Pirates Sign Darren Ford to Minor League Deal

    According to John Perrotto, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Darren Ford to a minor league deal. Ford has just 16 plate appearances in the majors, with four hits and no extra base hits. The 27-year-old hit for a .273/.326/.385 line in 304 at-bats last year in Triple-A. He had 26 steals...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Free Agents

    The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America. RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA) LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA) C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA) 1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian...

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