• Alex Presley Promoted, Irwin Demoted

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Alex Presley and sent down pitcher Phil Irwin. Presley has been playing in AAA  for Indianapolis, where he was hitting .357 through seven games, with two doubles,a homer and six runs scored. Irwin started yesterday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, going 4.2 innings in the come-from-behind...

  • Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Indianapolis

    Brandon Cumpton has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pirates have promoted Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. The Indians have been short in terms of pitchers. They've seen almost all of their relievers throw multiple innings over the last two days. Phil Irwin was supposed to start today, but was promoted to the majors....

  • Pirates Recall Irwin, Option Josh Harrison to Triple-A

    Phil Irwin is officially today's starter. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Phil Irwin from Triple-A, and have optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. They've also officially announced Irwin as today's starter. Since Irwin is a spot starter, I'd expect him to go back down after the game, with a position player coming up...

  • Tim Alderson Promoted to Indianapolis, McPherson to the DL

    Kyle McPherson has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson to Indianapolis. They've also placed Kyle McPherson on the Triple-A disabled list. McPherson had a pretty rough outing last night, giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear what his injury is...

  • Minor Moves: Kyle Waldrop Added to Indianapolis Roster

    Kyle Waldrop has been added to the Indianapolis roster. Following the promotion of Bryan Morris to the majors, Kyle Waldrop has been added to the Indianapolis Indians roster. Waldrop is an extreme ground ball pitcher, getting rates of around 70% in his career. He was invited to major league camp, then didn't...

  • Pirates Recall Bryan Morris, DFA Chris Leroux

    Bryan Morris has been recalled. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Bryan Morris and designated Chris Leroux for assignment, per a team press release. Morris will be active for tonight's game. The Pirates have a somewhat depleted bullpen right now. Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez both went multiple innings earlier in the week...

  • Pirates Sign Kurt Yacko

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Kurt Yacko, Pirates Prospects has learned. Yacko showed up on the extended Spring Training roster, a week after it was announced that he was released from the Colorado Rockies organization. Yacko has a career 3.31 ERA in 294 innings, with a 9.7 K/9 and a...

  • Pirates Release Jeremy Farrell

    The Pirates released Jeremy Farrell. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released third baseman Jeremy Farrell, according to the latest minor league transactions from Baseball America. Farrell didn't make either of the top level teams out of Spring Training. In two seasons with Altoona he combined for a .241/.330/.346 line in 610 at-bats. Farrell...

  • Giants Claim Hunter Strickland

    The San Francisco Giants have claimed minor league pitcher Hunter Strickland off waivers today. He was added to the Pirates 40 man roster this off-season, but he was designated for assignment recently when the Pirates added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40 man roster. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays...

  • Inge, Morton, Liriano and Karstens to DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed third baseman Brandon Inge and pitchers Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. With these moves the 25 man rosters is officially set for Opening Day tomorrow. The Karstens move is retroactive to March 22nd, while Inge is retroactive to March...

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