• Shairon Martis Traded to the Twins

    UPDATE 2:00 PM: I just spoke with Neal Huntington, who said the deal was more about finding Martis a better opportunity. Looking at the Twins' pitching situation, I think Martis would have a better shot there than in Pittsburgh, where he was in Double-A, with a lot of options in Triple-A. UPDATE...

  • Daniel Moskos DFAd: What the Move Says

    Daniel Moskos was designated for assignment today. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos for assignment today, thus potentially ending his run in the organization. Moskos was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft, which was a highly controversial pick with top catching prospect Matt Wieters on the...

  • Pirates Option Slaten, Hague to Triple-A; Add Sutton, Fryer; DFA Moskos

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves on Tuesday. They optioned left-handed reliever Doug Slaten and infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis. The club added infielder Drew Sutton to the active roster and selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indy. They also designated left-hander Daniel Moskos for...

  • Jake Fox Released by the Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates released infielder Jake Fox today in order to add infielder Jordy Mercer to the Triple-A roster. Mercer was optioned from Pittsburgh on Sunday when they recalled reliever Bryan Morris. Fox signed a minor league deal with Pittsburgh on November 22, 2011. He hit for a .236/.309/.366 line over 123...

  • Karstens Activated for Start; Morris Optioned to Triple-A

    Jeff Karstens will start tonight in Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-hander Jeff Karstens from the disabled list and optioned reliever Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis. Karstens will make his first start for Pittsburgh tonight since April 17 when he exited after just one inning. He was placed on the 15-day disabled...

  • Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

    Bryan Morris was promoted to the big leagues. PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pirates announced several roster moves prior to the club's game today. Right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and infielder Drew Sutton was claimed from Tampa Bay. In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Morris,...

  • Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America's latest transactions update. The three players were right-hander Eliecer Cardenas, infielder Greg Picart, and outfielder Anthony Norman. The most notable was Cardenas. He was acquired as the player to be named later in the Matt Diaz trade last year....

  • Daniel McCutchen Activated, Optioned to AAA

    Right-handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, per a team press release. The right-hander has been pitching out of Indianapolis on a rehab assignment. He suffered an oblique injury while taking batting practice back in May.... This content is for Pirates Prospects...

  • Matt Benedict Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Matt Benedict to Bradenton. The right-hander put up a 3.42 ERA in 76.1 innings in the West Virginia rotation this year, and should take the rotation spot vacated by Gerrit Cole in high-A. Benedict was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 draft out...

  • Wes Freeman Retires

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Wes Freeman has announced his retirement, per a West Virginia press release. Freeman started the year in Bradenton, but was demoted to West Virginia after putting up a .147/.201/.227 line in 150 at-bats in high-A. Freeman was taken in the 16th round of the 2008 draft, and was...

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