Pirates Call Up Six Players, Including Gregory Polanco, Jeff Locke, and John Holdzkom
Sep02

Pirates Call Up Six Players, Including Gregory Polanco, Jeff Locke, and John Holdzkom

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up six players from Indianapolis today. Jeff Locke, Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom, Bobby LaFromboise, and Gregory Polanco were all recalled. They also purchased the contract of Chase d’Arnaud, while designating Michael Martinez for assignment. Locke, Polanco, and Holdzkom were on optional assignment in Triple-A, and are eligible to return now that the Indianapolis season is over. Locke will be...

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Pirates Add John Holdzkom to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Chris McGuiness
Sep01

Pirates Add John Holdzkom to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Chris McGuiness

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher John Holdzkom and have optioned him to Triple-A, per a team press release. The announcement said that the move happened last night, which means Holdzkom was added to the 40-man roster in time to qualify for the playoff roster. They had to option him to Indianapolis, since rosters hadn’t expanded yet when he was added. The optional assignment will be...

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Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster
Sep01

Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, starter Gerrit Cole and activated pitcher Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. With rosters expanding today, the Pirates added these three players for their game with the Cardinals, with more likely to come tomorrow after the Indianapolis season ends. The Indians play their last game this afternoon. Sanchez has been hitting well recently, collecting three hits in three of...

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Locke optioned, Morel called up
Aug30

Locke optioned, Morel called up

In a paper move to get the most usable players on the roster before they expand on September 1st, the Pirates have optioned Jeff Locke and called up Brent Morel. Locke is still in line to start on Tuesday against the Cardinals, just as Gerrit Cole, who was optioned yesterday, will start on Monday.

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Pirates Outright Tommy Field to Indianapolis
Aug29

Pirates Outright Tommy Field to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that infielder Tommy Field has cleared waivers and he has been assigned to Indianapolis. Field was put on waivers on Sunday when the Pirates claimed pitcher Bobby LaFromboise from the San Diego Padres. Field himself was picked up off waivers from the Angels less than three weeks ago. Since joining Indianapolis, he has hit .297/.400/.324 in ten games.

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Pirates Recall Andrew Lambo
Aug29

Pirates Recall Andrew Lambo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled OF/1B Andrew Lambo and optioned RHP Gerrit Cole to Bristol. Lambo has a .328/.389/.563 in 61 games with Indianapolis. He has been on a hot streak recently, hitting six homers over his last eight games. He has played 21 games at first base this season, 33 games in the outfield. Cole was sent down to Bristol so he will be eligible to be recalled on September 1st for his next start. If he was sent to...

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