• Pirates Sign Juan Cruz

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, per a team press release. Cruz has a strong track record in the majors, with a career 4.13 ERA in 619.1 innings, along with a 9.1 K/9 and a 4.8 BB/9...

  • Pirates Sign Daniel Cabrera

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Daniel Cabrera to a minor league deal, according to Mario Rojas of CandelaDeportiva (h/t MLBTR). Cabrera has a career 5.10 ERA in the majors in 892.1 innings, along with a 6.8 K/9 and a 5.2 BB/9 ratio. Most of his time in the majors has been...

  • Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with five players in the last two days, but were unable to come to a deal with their final two players. The club exchanged arbitration figures today with those two players: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to the figures produced by Rob Biertempfel, the sides...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Evan Meek

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right handed reliever Evan Meek, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal aren't yet known, although Meek was projected to make $900 K by MLBTR. The deal leaves two players eligible for arbitration: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. More info will be added to this...

  • Pirates Agree to Deal With Jeff Karstens

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with right handed pitcher Jeff Karstens, avoiding arbitration. No terms have been announced on the deal, other than it being for the 2012 season. Karstens was estimated to make $2.8 M in his second year of arbitration. I'll update this post when more information...

  • Pirates Add Six Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they've added six non-roster invitees to Spring Training. The new additions are Gerrit Cole, Michael Crotta, Ramon Cabrera, Eric Fryer, Tony Sanchez, and Robbie Grossman. Of the group, only Crotta and Fryer have major league experience, both spending time in the majors in 2011. I don't...

  • Pirates Agree to Deal With Charlie Morton

    Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $2.445 M deal with pitcher Charlie Morton. The deal allows the two sides to avoid Morton's first year of arbitration. Morton was originally projected for a $2.1 M salary, per MLBTR's arbitration estimates. The 2012 40-man...

  • Pirates Agree to One Year Deal With Joel Hanrahan

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with closer Joel Hanrahan, avoiding arbitration. The terms of the deal aren't yet known. Hanrahan was projected for a $4 M salary through arbitration, after earning $1.4 M in 2011. UPDATE 10:40 AM: Per Keith Law, Hanrahan receives $4.1 M. The 2012 40-man...

  • Pirates, Resop avoid arbitration

    Bill Brink and Rob Biertempfel are reporting that the Pirates have avoided arbitration with reliever Chris Resop, signing him to a one-year deal worth $850,000. Resop posted a 4.39 ERA last year in 69.2 innings in 2011. He has struck out 104 and walked 40 in 88.2 innings since joining the Pirates...

  • Report: Pirates Sign Doug Slaten

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Doug Slaten to a minor league contract.  Terms are not available yet, but it's likely that Slaten will receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.  Slaten, 31, was a 17th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000 and pitched all...

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