• Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL

    Barrett Barnes has been placed on the DL. Catching up on some minor league moves: **The West Virginia Power have placed Barrett Barnes on the 7-day disabled list. As Tom Bragg reported on Wednesday, Barnes had a hamstring injury. The DL placement was retroactive May 2nd. **After Jordy Mercer was promoted to...

  • Pirates Sign Jeff Gibbs

    According to Baseball America's latest minor league transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jeff Gibbs. Gibbs was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 18th. Gibbs was a ninth round pick in the 2012 draft. He sits in the low-90s and can reach the mid-90s, with an average slider and change....

  • Neil Walker to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    Jordy Mercer could be joining the Pirates. Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that Jordy Mercer is likely joining the Pirates. https://twitter.com/DanZangrilli/status/330379233136373761 No word on what the corresponding move would be. The two possibilities that come to mind would be Neil Walker to the disabled list, or releasing John McDonald. I...

  • Pirates Add Jose Contreras, Option Jared Hughes

    Jose Contreras has been added to the Pirates' roster. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras. To make room, they've optioned Jared Hughes to Triple-A. We heard earlier in the week that Contreras would be added to the roster on Friday. He's been throwing well...

  • Pirates DFA Jonathan Sanchez, Recall Bryan Morris

    Jonathan Sanchez has been designated for assignment. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and have recalled Bryan Morris. The move is likely to be a temporary one for Morris, for reasons I listed in last night's First Pitch. The club will have Jose Contreras, Francisco...

  • Jose Contreras Promoted to Indianapolis

    Jose Contreras has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras to Indianapolis, per an Altoona press release. Contreras was previously with Altoona, working his way back from an elbow injury last year. He pitched back to back games last week on the 20th and 21st in...

  • Pirates Trade Roman Colon to the Braves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Roman Colon to the Atlanta Braves, according to Talking Chop. Colon was in extended Spring Training with the Pirates after missing out on a spot with any of the full season teams.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all...

  • Minor Moves: Waldron, Townsend to the DL

    Tyler Waldron was placed on the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have placed two pitchers on the disabled list in the last two days. Here are some other minor moves around the system. **Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list yesterday, retroactive April 21st, with a right shoulder injury. Waldron had...

  • Brandon Inge Activated and Starting at Third Tonight

    Brandon Inge has been activated from the DL and is starting at third tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated third baseman Brandon Inge, and have him in tonight's lineup at third base. Inge was recently on a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, batting for a .150/.320/.283 line in 60 at-bats. The Pirates are...

  • Pirates Release Alex Valdez

    The Pirates have released Alex Valdez. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Alex Valdez, Pirates Prospects has learned. Valdez was signed over the off-season as a minor league free agent after spending a year in the Mexican league. He played a lot of shortstop in Spring Training, playing for the Triple-A squad....

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