• Evan Meek, Drew Sutton Elect Free Agency

    Reliever Evan Meek and Utility man Drew Sutton declared free agency on Thursday according to the International League transactions page. Meek was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on September 10th to make room for right-hander Rick vandenHurk on the 40-man roster. Meek posted a 2.74 ERA in relief at Triple-A this season, but has struggled...

  • Minor Moves: Pirates Re-Sign Kris Johnson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left-hander Kris Johnson, according to Baseball America's minor league transactions. Johnson split time this year between Double-A and Triple-A, serving as an upper level organizational player whenever one team needed an extra starter. He combined for a 3.19 ERA in 101.2 innings, and made 13 starts, with...

  • Evan Meek Outrighted to Triple-A

    Per the MLB.com transactions page, relief pitcher Evan Meek has been outrighted to Indianapolis. The right-hander was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for Rick VandenHurk. His outright assignment means the Pirates will retain him in the organization for now. However, Meek has enough time in...

  • Pirates Recall Chase d’Arnaud, Bryan Morris; DFA Evan Meek

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Chase d'Arnaud and Bryan Morris from Triple-A Indianapolis. They also selected the contract of Rick VandenHurk from Triple-A. In order to make room on the 40-man for VandenHurk, Evan Meek was designated for assignment. d'Arnaud posted a .252/.325/.383 line over 98 games at Triple-A this season. d'Arnaud...

  • Oscar Tejeda Outrighted to Altoona

    Last week Oscar Tejeda was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Clement. According to the MLB.com transactions page (h/t to MLBTR), Tejeda has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Altoona. Tejeda was claimed off of waivers earlier this year from the Boston Red Sox. He...

  • Starling Marte Returns From Disabled List

    Outfielder Starling Marte has been recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from 15-day disabled list. He is in the Pirates starting lineup batting second and playing in left field today. Marte was placed on the disabled list on August 19 due to a right oblique strain that he suffered running the...

  • Pirates Sign 21st Round Pick Jordan Steranka

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 21st round pick Jordan Steranka out of Penn State. The team agreed to a deal with the third baseman over the summer and prior to the signing deadline, but he failed his physical multiple times due to mono. Because he was a college senior, Steranka was eligible...

  • Jeff Clement Selected; Oscar Tejeda Designated for Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton, who will be active for the game today. In order to make room for Clement on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Oscar Tejeda for assignment. The Pirates also transferred infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis. Both Clement and d'Arnaud were sent to...

  • Ramon Cabrera Promoted to Indianapolis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Ramon Cabrera to Indianapolis. The catcher will move up in time for the final games of the season, plus the playoffs. Last night Tony Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot, so this move could be related to that injury. Cabrera hit for a .276/.342/.367 line in...

  • Minor Moves: Cole Officially Promoted; Restocking Indianapolis

    The Pirates called up five players today, which led to roster shuffling in the upper levels of the minors to fill those empty spots in Indianapolis. **Gerrit Cole was officially promoted to Indianapolis to make his Triple-A debut tonight. **Kris Johnson was also promoted to Indianapolis. **Miguel Perez and Logan Kensing were...

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