Minor Moves: Pirates Sign Hector Luna, Upper Level Promotions

A few minor league transactions this afternoon: **The Pirates have signed Hector Luna as a minor league free agent and have assigned him to Indianapolis. Luna will obviously be there to help Indianapolis in their playoff run after the September callups. Luna has a career .262/.314/.385 line in 794 major league at-bats. He had 62 at-bats in the majors with the Phillies this year, and hit for a .282/.329/.450 line in 220 at-bats for the...

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McPherson, Presley Recalled; d’Arnaud Optioned, Clement Outrighted

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Prelsey from Triple-A Indianapolis. In order to make room, the club optioned Chase d’Arnaud to High-A Bradenton, and outrighted Jeff Clement to Bradenton. Both McPherson and Prelsey are now automatically eligible for the postseason roster. With the outright of Clement, it opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Clement went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts since being...

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Matt Curry Promoted to Triple-A

According to Kristy Robinson, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Triple-A: First baseman Matt Curry just got congratulated by team in clubhouse. Was promoted to Triple-A. Nothing yet official #pirates — Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) August 31, 2012 Curry went 2-for-4 tonight with a double. Coming in to the night he had a .283/.351/.477 line in 392 at-bats with 11 homers. By going to Triple-A he will get some...

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Kyle McPherson and Alex Presley to Join Team in Milwaukee

Mike Vukovcan of KDKA reports through a source that right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and outfielder Alex Presley are en route to Milwaukee, and will be recalled by the Pirates. If the Pirates recall both players by tomorrow, they would qualify for the postseason roster.

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Dilson Herrera and Eric Wood Promoted to State College

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted infielders Dilson Herrera and Eric Wood to State College. Both players were playing in the Gulf Coast League, and both helped the GCL Pirates win the title yesterday. They will join the Spikes for the final week of the season. To make room, the Spikes placed right-handed pitcher Lance Breedlove and outfielder Tyler Gaffney on the disabled list.

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Gerrit Cole Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. Cole previously would have been in line to make one more start this year with Altoona before the end of the season. The promotion allows him to join an Indianapolis rotation which will be headed to the playoffs. There should be plenty of room for Cole in that rotation, since guys like Jeff Locke and...

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