• Juan Cruz Reinstated from DL; Jared Hughes Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-hander Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. Right shoulder inflammation sent Cruz to the disabled list on July 21 (retroactive to the 18th). Cruz made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona. His most recent came on Thursday...

  • Jeff Locke Officially Promoted, Alex Presley Optioned to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially promoted left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to the majors. Kristy Robinson first reported last night that he was coming up from Indianapolis. To make room, the team has optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of...

  • Tyler Waldron Promoted to Altoona, McPherson Making Triple-A Debut

    UPDATE 12:20 PM: Kyle McPherson is listed as the starter tonight in Indianapolis on the MiLB.com schedule page. He will be making his Triple-A debut. 12:12 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned. Waldron will start tonight against Bowie. The original scheduled starter was...

  • Jeff Locke Headed to Pittsburgh

    According to a source, Jeff Locke is headed to Pittsburgh to join the club. Kevin Correia is slated to spot start on Wednesday for the Pirates. Locke, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A, was promoted likely as insurance arm. The move is not yet official. No word yet on the corresponding...

  • Drew Sutton Outrighted to Indianapolis

    Drew Sutton, who was designated for assignment last week at the trade deadline, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Indianapolis. Because he's still in the organization, Sutton joins the list of candidates who could be called up when rosters expand in September. He would have to be added back to the...

  • Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

    According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A. Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting...

  • Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL, Pirates Sign Erik Turgeon

    Catching up on some roster moves that took place yesterday in the farm system: **2012 compensation pick Barrett Barnes was placed on the 7-day disabled list. No reason was given in the press release, but I've learned that he's out with a lower leg stress related injury. He'll be out for a...

  • Pirates Sign International Catcher Yoel Gonzalez

    According to the Dominican Prospect League baseball site, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16 year old catcher Yoel Gonzalez. Gonzalez wasn't eligible to sign until today, when he turned 16. The DPL site says he signed for $350,000. He's 6' 1", 175 pounds, and a righty/righty. The scouting report on the site...

  • Daniel McCutchen Optioned; Chad Qualls Added

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for Chad Qualls. Qualls was acquired from the New York Yankees yesterday for first baseman Casey McGehee. McCutchen was recalled on Tuesday but did not make a relief appearance.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Pirates Deal Casey McGehee for Chad Qualls

    UPDATE 4:27 PM: Sherman updates that it's $250,000. UPDATE 4:25 PM: Sherman reports that the Pirates are sending $225,000 to the Yankees as part of the deal. That will probably come out of the $11.5 M the Yankees are sending the Pirates for A.J. Burnett. UPDATE 4:11 PM: Qualls is under team...

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