• Chris Leroux to Join the Pirates

    Chris Leroux will join the Pirates in Milwaukee Pirates Prospects has learned. The right-hander is not on the 40-man roster, but the club outrighted Jeff Clement earlier today, so a spot opened up. Leroux is the first confirmed of several September callups that are expected prior to tomorrow's game. Leroux has recently...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Matt Curry Promoted to Triple-A

    According to Kristy Robinson, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Triple-A: http://twitter.com/Kristy_Robinson/statuses/241363931275350018 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 playoff experience and some extra playing time...

  • 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.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pirates Recall Chase d’Arnaud

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A, filling the roster spot that was created when the team released Erik Bedard. The Pirates needed an extra bench player with Neil Walker currently injured and out of the lineup for the second straight night. They won't need a starter to replace...

  • Pirates Release Erik Bedard

    UPDATE 9:11 AM: The Pirates have officially announced the move. Another move will be announced later this afternoon. 1:55 AM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have released left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard, according to Dejan Kovacevic. Kovacevic mentioned that the report was unconfirmed, although Michael Sanserino of the Post-Gazette confirmed the report through a source. Bedard...

  • Takahashi Activated; Qualls Placed on Disabled List

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Hisanori Takahashi on Sunday afternoon and placed Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list retro to Saturday, August 25 with irritation of his left big toe. Takahashi was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and reported to Pittsburgh last night after the...

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