Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis
Jun12

Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of infielder Michael Martinez today and sent pitcher Casey Sadler to Indianapolis. Martinez has hit .229/.279/.317 in 61 games this season, struggling against left-handed pitchers. He can play multiple positions and has played in the Majors in each of the last three seasons. Martinez was added to the 40-man roster. Josh Harrison was hobbled last night by an ankle injury and while he...

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Pirates Sign Fourth Round Pick Taylor Gushue
Jun12

Pirates Sign Fourth Round Pick Taylor Gushue

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another one of their top draft choices, this time signing fourth round pick Taylor Gushue. Jim Callis reports that the catcher received the full slot value of $388,800. Another @Pirates deal: 4th-rder Taylor Gushue for $388,800 (full pick value). Florida C, SH w/some pop & some defensive chops. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 12, 2014 Gushue has the potential to be a solid...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 22nd Round Pick Eric Karch
Jun12

Pirates Agree to Terms With 22nd Round Pick Eric Karch

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 22nd round pick Eric Karch, as shown by a Tweet from Karch himself. Thanks to the @Pirates I'm blessed with the opportunity to continue my career! The journey starts today off to Pittsburgh ✈️ — Eric Karch (@Karch_26) June 12, 2014 The move was expected, as Karch was a college senior at Pepperdine, and had no other options. The right-hander throws in the low-90s, and has a...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Trey Supak
Jun12

Pirates Agree to Terms With Trey Supak

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Trey Supak. Supak was drafted in the Competitive Balance round following the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. Terms of the deal aren’t known yet, although the slot value for Supak is $772,000. Supak was rated the 99th best prospect by Baseball America in the 2014 draft. He’s 6′ 5″, 210 pounds, and sits in the low 90s with his fastball,...

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Nick Kingham Promoted to Indianapolis
Jun12

Nick Kingham Promoted to Indianapolis

One of the top pitching prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, Nick Kingham, will be promoted to Indianapolis this week, and will make his debut on Friday, Pirates Prospects has learned. Kingham has a 3.04 ERA in 71 innings this year, with a 54:25 K/BB ratio in Altoona. He was recently ranked our number five prospect in the system, and the third best pitching prospect behind Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow. At the start of the...

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Pirates Sign 16th Round Pitcher Sam Street
Jun11

Pirates Sign 16th Round Pitcher Sam Street

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16th round right-handed pitcher Sam Street, according to the University of Texas Pan American, via Greg Luca on Twitter. Per UTPA, pitcher Sam Street has officially signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was pick No. 491, in the 16th round of Saturday's draft. — Greg Luca (@GregLuca) June 12, 2014 Street was a college senior, so he was expected to sign. He’s an Australian pitcher who...

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