• Pirates Sign Six Minor League Free Agents

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed six minor league free agents, according to Baseball America.  Returning to the organization are catchers Milver Reyes and Wyatt Toregas.  Reyes was a coach last year, and will likely return to the same role.  Toregas will probably fill the role once again as AAA depth and an...

  • Steve Pearce Elects Free Agency

    Baseball America reports that Steve Pearce has elected minor league free agency.  Pearce was the only player eligible for minor league free agency that we hadn't heard about yet, with the other players already electing free agency.  The Pirates outrighted Pearce to AAA after the season, and because he had at least...

  • Brian Burres Elects Free Agency

    Yesterday we heard that 24 players in the Pittsburgh Pirates system had elected minor league free agency.  Baseball America has an update today on their minor league transactions that left handed pitcher Brian Burres has elected for free agency.  Burres was recently outrighted off of the 40-man roster. That leaves the status...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Free Agents

    The following Pittsburgh Pirates have elected for minor league free agency, per Baseball America: RHP: Jose Ascanio (AAA), Anthony Claggett (AA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Sean Gallagher (AAA), Kevin Hart (AAA), Aaron Heilman (AAA), Steven Jackson (AAA), Brett Sinkbeil (AA), Tyler Yates (AAA) LHP: Dan Meyer (AAA), Garrett Olson (AAA), Justin Thomas (AAA), Aaron Thompson...

  • Pirates Sign Tim Wood

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed reliever Tim Wood to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, per a team press release.  Wood played in the Pirates' organization in 2011, including throwing eight innings in the majors.    In his time in AAA he put up some impressive...

  • Pirates Outright Aaron Thompson to AAA

    Along with the moves that were announced earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also outrighted left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson to AAA Indianapolis.  This is the second time Thompson has been outrighted off of the 40-man roster, which means he can elect to be a free agent, rather than accepting the assignment....

  • Pirates Outright Four Players to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted left handed pitcher Brian Burres, right handed pitcher Kevin Hart, infielder Brandon Wood, and outfielder Steve Pearce to AAA Indianapolis, according to a team press release.  All four players have the option of electing for minor league free agency. Pearce was eligible for Super Two status, but...

  • Pirates Decline All Four Club Options

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced that they've declined the club options for Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Paul Maholm.  We heard earlier that Maholm and Snyder would be officially declined.  The only move that comes as a surprise is Cedeno, who had a $3 M option with a $200...

  • Pirates Complete Matt Diaz Trade

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed the Matt Diaz trade, acquiring right handed pitcher Eliecer Cardenas from the Atlanta Braves as the player to be named later. The 23-year-old Dominican native went 4-3 with seven saves and a 2.11 ERA in 45 minor league games this season, striking out 76 batters in 59.2...

  • Pirates Claim Matt Pagnozzi

    The Pirates have announced they claimed catcher Matt Pagnozzi off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. To make room for Pagnozzi on the 40 man roster, Steven Pearce was transferred to the 60 day disabled list.  The 28 year old Pagnozzi had played seven games this season for the Rockies hitting .286 in...

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