• Pirates Acquire Jeff Larish

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first base/third baseman Jeff Larish for cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox. Larish will be assigned to Indianapolis. Larish, 29, has a career .224/.308/.380 line in 245 at-bats in the majors, with eight homers. He was rumored to be involved in a potential Jack Wilson trade...

  • Hanrahan Placed on Bereavement List; McCutchen Recalled

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Joel Hanrahan was been placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday afternoon. The closer picked up his sixth save on the season on Wednesday night at PNC Park with a heavy heart due to the passing of his Grandmother. After whiffing Ryan Zimmerman to end the game, Hanrahan pointed...

  • Phil Irwin Promoted to Altoona

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted pitchers Phil Irwin and Josh Poytress from Bradenton to Altoona. Irwin's promotion is expected. He returned to Bradenton over the weekend after missing the early part of the season with an injury. He pitched half the season in Altoona last year and was always ticketed to return...

  • 2009 Seventh Round Pick Trent Stevenson Retires

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Trent Stevenson has retired, and has been placed on the "Voluntary Retirement" list by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stevenson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, and was given a $350,000 bonus to break his commitment to the University of Arizona. Stevenson had struggled the last...

  • Pirates Recall Jared Hughes

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Jared Hughes to replace right-hander Evan Meek in the bullpen. Meek was demoted to Triple-A after yesterday's game. Hughes was demoted to the minors on April 21st, and made a brief appearance on the roster in the double-header against the Rockies last week.... This content is for...

  • Pirates Option Evan Meek to Triple-A

    Photo by Mark Olson After the Pirates 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates announced that they have optioned right-handed reliever Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis. They have not yet announced a corresponding roster move. That will come on Tuesday. Meek allowed six runs on 12 hits over 9.2 innings. He walked one...

  • Hughes Versatility Earns Him 26th Spot for Doubleheader

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Jared Hughes stay in Triple-A Indianapolis was shorter than originally expected. After being optioned on Saturday in order to activate starter A.J. Burnett from the disabled list, Hughes was demoted to the minors due the lack of room in the 'pen being told he'd back back in Pittsburgh soon. On...

  • Hughes Optioned to Triple-A with Plans of Returning Soon

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Righty reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon in order to activate right-hander A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list. Hughes' stay in Indy, however, won't last long. "It’s been a great opportunity. It will continue to be when I get back here. Right now,...

  • Burnett to Make Debut Tonight; Reinstated From DL

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list and he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh against St. Louis. Right-hander Kevin Correia is experiencing discomfort in his left side and will not be starting the game tonight. Burnett was originally scheduled to make his final rehab start for Double-A Altoona tonight....

  • Minor Moves: Allie Returns to West Virginia, Alderson Promoted

    The West Virginia Power made several moves today, some of which were the usual paper moves. One of the moves wasn't a typical paper move, as Stetson Allie was added to the active roster. Allie made one start with West Virginia, which went horribly. He was then removed from the roster after...

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