Oscar Tejeda Outrighted to Altoona

Last week Oscar Tejeda was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Clement. According to the MLB.com transactions page (h/t to MLBTR), Tejeda has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Altoona. Tejeda was claimed off of waivers earlier this year from the Boston Red Sox. He hit for a .242/.292/.364 line in 198 at-bats with Altoona, which was slightly worse than the numbers he was putting up with...

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Starling Marte Returns From Disabled List

Outfielder Starling Marte has been recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from 15-day disabled list. He is in the Pirates starting lineup batting second and playing in left field today. Marte was placed on the disabled list on August 19 due to a right oblique strain that he suffered running the bases. Marte went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his first rehab assignment on Tuesday as the designated hitter with State...

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Pirates Sign 21st Round Pick Jordan Steranka

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 21st round pick Jordan Steranka out of Penn State. The team agreed to a deal with the third baseman over the summer and prior to the signing deadline, but he failed his physical multiple times due to mono. Because he was a college senior, Steranka was eligible to sign with the Pirates up until a week before the 2013 draft. He’s missed almost the entire season, but should join the club for the...

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Jeff Clement Selected; Oscar Tejeda Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton, who will be active for the game today. In order to make room for Clement on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Oscar Tejeda for assignment. The Pirates also transferred infielder Chase d’Arnaud from Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis. Both Clement and d’Arnaud were sent to High-A on the 31st when the club recalled Kyle...

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Ramon Cabrera Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Ramon Cabrera to Indianapolis. The catcher will move up in time for the final games of the season, plus the playoffs. Last night Tony Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot, so this move could be related to that injury. Cabrera hit for a .276/.342/.367 line in 384 at-bats this year in Altoona. He started off slow in the first half, but was on fire in the second half, with a .346/.417/.468 line in 156...

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Minor Moves: Cole Officially Promoted; Restocking Indianapolis

The Pirates called up five players today, which led to roster shuffling in the upper levels of the minors to fill those empty spots in Indianapolis. **Gerrit Cole was officially promoted to Indianapolis to make his Triple-A debut tonight. **Kris Johnson was also promoted to Indianapolis. **Miguel Perez and Logan Kensing were activated from the Triple-A disabled list. Those four moves help make up for today’s September callups....

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