• Derrek Lee Declines Arbitration

    Free agent first baseman Derrek Lee has declined his arbitration offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lee can still sign with the Pirates, and the team is expected to continue pursuing him, although this is more evidence that Lee just didn't want to play in Pittsburgh. If Lee signs with another team, the...

  • Pirates Release Ross Ohlendorf

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, who was expected to be a non-tender candidate next week. Ohlendorf was coming off a horrible season, and has dealt with injury problems the last few years. He would have made a raise through arbitration over his 2011 salary had the Pirates...

  • Pirates Acquire Yamaico Navarro For Brooks Pounders

    Pounders has been traded to Kansas City for Yamaico Navarro. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right handed pitcher Brooks Pounders and infielder Diego Goris. The Royals were shopping Navarro to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for a Rule 5...

  • Pirates Sign Nate McLouth, Pedro Ciriaco DFAd

    Earlier today we heard that the Pirates reached an agreement with Nate McLouth. The move was just made official, per a team press release. To clear space for McLouth on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated infielder Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. The Pirates have ten days to waive, trade, or release...

  • Erik Bedard Signed, Jason Jaramillo DFAd

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Erik Bedard signing official, per a team press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jason Jaramillo has been designated for assignment. The Pirates have ten days to trade, waive, or release Jaramillo. If he clears waivers, he could be outrighted to AAA. Bedard has the...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Nate McLouth

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for one year, and is pending the results of a physical. We heard earlier today that they were getting close to a deal. As we know, the Pirates traded McLouth in 2009,...

  • Pirates Sign Jose Morales to Minor League Deal

    Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were closing in on a deal with catcher/first baseman Jose Morales. The Pirates finalized the deal today on a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, per a team press release. The Pirates now have invited six non-roster invitees to Spring Training.......

  • Pirates Sign Nick Evans

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  Evans turns 26 in January, and was recently removed from the New York Mets' 40-man roster after hitting for a .256/.314/.403 line...

  • Pirates Release Xavier Paul

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Xavier Paul after the outfielder cleared waivers.  The team couldn't outright him to AAA since Paul has more than three years of major league service time. They also can't re-sign him as a free agent until May 16th, 2012.  His big strength is his speed and defense....

  • Pirates Offer Arbitration to Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee, and have declined arbitration offers to catcher Chris Snyder and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. If Lee accepts arbitration, the Pirates will have him under contract for the 2012 season, with his arbitration price likely being a raise over his $8.5...

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