Pirates Sign Brad Lincoln
Nov18

Pirates Sign Brad Lincoln

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln to a minor league contract. Lincoln was the Pirates first round draft pick in 2006, taken fourth overall. He was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis Snider at the 2012 trade deadline. Lincoln pitched in the Phillies organization this year, making two relief appearances in the majors. He allowed three runs over 2.1 innings. He spent the rest of the season at AAA...

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Pirates Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year Deal
Nov14

Pirates Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal for $8.5 M. The 37-year-old righty pitched for the Pirates from 2012-13, before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies last year. Both Burnett and the Phillies declined their mutual option for 2015 this off-season. Burnett made 34 starts for the Phillies and posted a 4.59 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 213.2 innings. He had 190...

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Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson
Nov12

Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli From Yankees In Exchange For Justin Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson. Cervelli has played parts of seven seasons for the Yankees, although he doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2016 season. He played 49 games this year, hitting .301/.370/.432 in 146 at-bats. He has been at least league average on defense(dWAR) each year during his career and has thrown...

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Vance Worley and Jared Hughes Are Super Two Eligible
Nov12

Vance Worley and Jared Hughes Are Super Two Eligible

A list of 26 players came out on Wednesday, with the names of those that qualify for an extra year of arbitration due to Super Two status. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players on the list, pitchers Jared Hughes and Vance Worley. The cut-off this year was 2 years and 133 days of service time. Hughes has 2 years and 162 days of service time, while Worley has 2 years and 139...

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Pirates Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher Rob Scahill From the Rockies
Nov11

Pirates Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher Rob Scahill From the Rockies

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Rob Scahill from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Shane Carle.┬áScahill was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week. Scahill has pitched 57 innings in the majors, all in relief, over the last three seasons. In that time he has a 4.42 ERA and a 4.56 xFIP, along with a 5.5 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9. I’m guessing the Pirates like the stuff, with...

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Pirates Claim Infielder Jake Elmore
Nov07

Pirates Claim Infielder Jake Elmore

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder Jake Elmore from the Cincinnati Reds. With the move, the 40-man roster now stands at 36 spots full. Elmore has played parts of the last three seasons in the majors, spending 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2013 with the Houston Astros and 2014 with the Reds. In 87 games, the 27-year-old has a .221/.288/.291 slash line. Elmore still has one option left, so if he doesn’t make the...

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