Pirates Add Two Minor League Free Agents

According to the minor league free agent tracker on Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added two minor league free agents. The new additions are outfielder Brett Carroll and right-handed pitcher Roman Colon. Carroll had previous been with the Washington Nationals, and elected free agency this off-season. In 288 career at-bats in the majors he has a .201/.280/.319 line. The 30-year old will probably serve as organizational...

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Pirates Make Brandon Inge Signing Official

Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to a deal with Brandon Inge. This morning the team made the move official via press release. Inge is coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. There are now 61 players in camp. The Spring Training tracker has been...

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Pirates Close to Deal With Brandon Inge

The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Brandon Inge, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. Brandon Inge is close to a deal with the Pirates. Minor-league deal with spring invite. http://t.co/33Mh7hg8 — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) February 13, 2013 Inge would be coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. He split time with Oakland and Detroit last year, combining for a .218/.275/.383...

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Tyler Gaffney Returning to Football

According to the official Stanford football website, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Tyler Gaffney will be returning to Stanford to play football during his senior year and to complete his degree. Gaffney was drafted as a junior in the 24th round of the 2012 draft by the Pirates, and spent the 2012 season in State College. The outfielder hit for a .297/.483/.441 line in 111 at-bats, while drawing praise from his coaches for his...

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Francisco Liriano’s Revised Deal

As if Francisco Liriano’s situation wasn’t already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano’s deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for 2014. Tom Singer was the first to mention that Liriano’s new deal only guarantees him $1 M in 2013....

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Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now be a non-roster invitee for Major League Spring...

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