• 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...

  • Jeff Karstens to the DL, Brad Lincoln Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury and have recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. Karstens left his start last night after one inning with shoulder inflammation. Lincoln was set to make his next scheduled start in Indianapolis on Thursday. The next...

  • Pirates Option Hague to Triple-A; Activate Morton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room on the 25-man roster for right-hander Charlie Morton. Morton, 28, will start for the Bucs against the San Francisco Giants tonight at 9:05 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The right-hander will be making his 2012 debut after...

  • Pirates Sign Rick VandenHurk

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. VandenHurk recently elected free agency after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A from the Cleveland Indians. VandenHurk has 181 career innings pitched in the majors. In that time he's posted a 5.97 ERA, an 8.8...

  • Pirates Trade Tallet

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt minor league pitcher Brian Tallet to the San Diego Padres for cash or a player to be named later. Tallet was signed by the Pirates as a minor league free agent on February 3, 2012. He went 0-2 9.45 in 19 games for the Toronto Blue Jays...

  • Pirates Finalize 25-Man With a Series of Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves to finalize their 25-man roster today. The team placed right-handed reliever Chris Leroux on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle. The move means that: -The Pirates will carry an extra bench spot, with Matt Hague, Yamaico Navarro, and Josh Harrison all making...

  • Pirates Option lefty reliever Moskos to Triple-A

    Rosters don't have to be set until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but the Pirates trimmed down theirs to 27 on Tuesday after optioning left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis. Moskos, 24,allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings during Grapefruit League action this spring. He walked five and struck out nine...

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