• Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

    Harrison has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves: -The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his...

  • Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

    Cedeno could return on Friday. Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates' locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from...

  • Pirates Mulling Swap With Athletics?

    The Pirates are mulling a swap with Oakland. Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are mulling a swap with the Oakland Athletics that would include left handed pitcher Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham.  Biertempfel mentions that Garrett Jones would likely be out the door, although I'm not...

  • Jason Jaramillo Activated From AAA Disabled List

    The Indianapolis Indians have activated catcher Jason Jaramillo from the AAA disabled list, and have sent Wyatt Toregas to Altoona.  Jaramillo had been on the disabled list for over a month, recovering from an elbow injury.  In 26 rehab at-bats in the Gulf Coast League, Jaramillo had a .192/.323/.308 line.  With Jaramillo...

  • Pirates acquire Jason Grilli

    The Pirates have acquired Jason Grilli from the Phillies. Grilli has pitched for the AAA team of the Phillies all year.

  • Minor League Moves: Castro, Rodriguez

    Castro dominated the GCL. Two minor league transactions this morning: -Orlando Castro has been promoted from the GCL Pirates to the State College Spikes.  Castro was dominating the GCL, putting up a 0.72 ERA in 25 innings, with a 22:2 K/BB ratio.  He also pitched three shutout innings in West Virginia earlier...

  • Pirates Sign Yunesky Sanchez, Release Jose Hernandez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Yunesky Sanchez, and have assigned him to Altoona.  Sanchez, who spent four years in the Arizona organization from 2007-2010, has yet to play a professional game this year, after being released by the Diamondbacks out of Spring Training.  He has played all four...

  • Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He's a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to...

  • Moskos Optioned to Indianapolis, Other Injury Updates

    Moskos has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Daniel Moskos to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was made with Joe Beimel expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow.  Beimel had recently pitched on back to back nights in Altoona, a sign that his rehab was nearing...

  • Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it's obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn't know about was...

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