• Michael Crotta Designated for Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta for assignment, in order to make room for newly added outfielder Ryan Ludwick.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If...

  • Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Derrek Lee in exchange for Aaron Baker.

  • Tyler Waldron Promoted to Bradenton

    Waldron has been transferred off the Power roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred right handed pitcher Tyler Waldron off of the West Virginia roster in a corresponding move to add Colton Cain to the roster.  The move isn't a big surprise.  Waldron pitched last night, and wouldn't be available for a few...

  • Chris Leroux to the DL, Pedro Ciriaco Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed reliever Chris Leroux on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco.  Leroux's move is retroactive to July 28th.  The Pirates were carrying 12 infielders and 13 relievers, so this move puts things back to normal.  It also provides a backup shortstop for...

  • Pirates Release Shelby Ford

    Ford has been released by the Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Shelby Ford, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  It was only two years ago that Ford was seen as the second baseman of the future in Pittsburgh, coming off a strong .285/.338/.458 line in 319 at-bats in Altoona....

  • Chase d’Arnaud to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

    Leroux has been recalled to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Chase d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured little finger, and have recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux.  Leroux was recently optioned to AAA, and was eligible for an early recall with the Pirates placing a player...

  • Pirates Call Up Alvarez, Presley to DL

    Alvarez is back in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up third baseman Pedro Alvarez, and have placed Alex Presley on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced this morning.  Alvarez was on a hot streak in AAA, with a .472/.548/.806 line in 36 at-bats in his last 10 games.  Meanwhile,...

  • Pirates Activate Cedeno and Pearce, Option Leroux

    Cedeno has been activated from the DL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Ronny Cedeno and Steve Pearce from the disabled list, and have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA.  All three moves were expected, as they are the corresponding moves to yesterday's set of moves, when the Pirates optioned Josh Harrison,...

  • 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...

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