Chris Leroux and Doug Slaten Outrighted to Triple-A

Relief pitchers Chris Leroux and Doug Slaten have both cleared waivers, and both were outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis today. Slaten was designated for assignment when the team claimed outfielder Oscar Tejeda last week. We didn’t hear about Leroux being placed on waivers, although he was due to come off the 60-day disabled list. He was out of options, which meant the Pirates needed to create a spot for him on the 25-man...

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White Sox Claim Daniel Moskos

The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-hander Daniel Moskos, per a White Sox press release (via MLBTR). Moskos was designated for assignment last week to create a spot for Eric Fryer, who was added to become an emergency catcher with Rod Barajas hurt. I talked about the move last week, and what the decision to DFA Moskos said about his status with the...

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Alex Presley to the 7-Day DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 4 with a concussion and recalled infielder Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley suffered the injury in the first inning on Tuesday after a diving play. With two outs, Jed Lowrie hit a single into shallow right field. Presley dove attempting to make the catch, and suffered what Manager Clint...

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Pirates Sign Julio de la Cruz For $700,000

UPDATE 2:45 PM: The Pirates officially announced the move. Rene Gayo’s statement on De La Cruz: “We are very excited to have signed Julio Delacruz who is, in our estimation, the best pure hitter available in Latin America this season,” said Director of Latin American Scouting Rene Gayo.  “Julio is a hitter with great rhythm and contact ability, with the knack for staying back and hitting the breaking ball along with using...

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Pirates Option Jose Tabata to Triple-A, Gorkys Hernandez Recalled

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, and recalled Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Indy. Tabata is hitting just .230/.295/.341 on the season. Last week, Manager Clint Hurdle said sending the outfielder to Triple-A was an option, due to his lack of hustle and production in the lineup and on the field. Tabata is batting .267 over his last 10 games. Hernandez made...

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Pirates Sign 24th Round Pick Tyler Gaffney

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of their 24th round pick from the 2012 draft, outfielder Tyler Gaffney out of Standford. Gaffney hit .245 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 RBI and 48 runs scored as a junior this year at Stanford University. He made a total of 30 starts in left field, 16 in center field and four as the designated hitter for the Cardinals. Gaffney will join the State College...

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