Pirates Acquire Rowland From Dbacks

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland in exchange for righty pitcher Brett Lorin. Lorin, 24, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off the Triple-A Indianapolis roster in the Major League phase of the Rule Five Draft on December 8, 2011. Rowland, 20, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Cloverdale (CA) High School, where he went 7-1 with a...

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Pirates Release Michael Dubee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right handed pitcher Michael Dubee, Pirates Prospects has learned. Dubee has spent the last two years in Altoona, putting up good numbers, but has never made the jump to Triple-A, outside of a brief appearance in 2011. Despite his good numbers, he doesn’t have overwhelming stuff, with a fastball that usually sits in the low 90s.

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Pirates Trade Igarashi to Blue Jays

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates traded right-hander Ryota Igarashi to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The trade was made the day after Igarashi was reassinged to minor league camp. Igarashi, 32, allowed nine runs on 15 hits over 9.1 innings in relief this spring. He walked three and struck out 10 during Grapefruit League action. Igarashi spent the 2011 season with...

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Pirates Reassign Evans, Fox, Fryer, Igarashi to Minor League Camp

BRADENTON, Fla. — With just a week until Opening Day at PNC Park on April 5 in Pittsburgh, prior to the Pirates 1:05 start against the Minnesota Twins, the club reassigned infielder Nick Evans, Jake Fox, catcher Eric Fryer and right-hander Ryota Igarashi to Minor League camp. Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said he hopes to retain all four of the players to Triple-A, and each could have a chance to help out the club at...

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Pirates Release Eight From Minor League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows: Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched out of the bullpen, and the right-hander was sitting 87-91 MPH most of the year. He was a 36th round draft pick in 2010. Brad Chalk - Chalk was taken in the...

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Pirates Cut Mercer, Reyes, from Big League Camp

BRADENTON, Fla. – With just eight days remaining until the final Grapefruit League spring training game for the Pirates, the club took a step further to their final 25-man on Saturday. Prior to the their game against the Houston Astros, the Pirates cut five players from big league camp: infielder Jordy Mercer, and non-roster invite pitchers Shairon Martis, Jo-Jo Reyes and Doug Slaten and catcher Jose Morales. Mercer, 25, was...

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