Reid Brignac Traded to the Yankees

Jon Heyman tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Minnesota Twins are two teams who could have interest in infielder Reid Brignac. #pirates and #twins are among teams that could have interest in @reidbrignac — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 17, 2013 Brignac was recently designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies after hitting for a .250/.294/.375 line in 48 at-bats. In his career in the majors he has a .228/.270/.321...

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Pirates Relief Pitching Prospects Drawing Interest?

Peter Gammons (via Will Flemming on Twitter) said on MLB Network that 10 teams were at Victory Field this weekend, looking at Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitching prospects Vic Black and Duke Welker. ON MLB Network, Peter Gammons reporting that more than 10 teams were at Victory Field this weekend looking at Vic Black and @The5thWelker — Will Flemming (@WillFlemming) May 14, 2013 Both Black and Welker are hard throwers, with their...

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Is Gaby Sanchez Available?

Ever since the New York Yankees lost Mark Teixeira, there have been plenty of rumors connecting the Pirates to the Yankees. Most of those rumors seem to be of the message board type. One team has a need, the other team has a strength in that area, so they match up. In this case, the Pirates have a strength, the Yankees have a need, and baseball doesn’t make sense unless the Pirates deal from their strength to help the Yankees...

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Francisco Liriano Deal Still on Track

Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates want to sign both Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez. Jon Heyman has an update, saying the Liriano deal is still on track. actual baseball note: liriano #pirates deal still on track, pending physical. exam delayed while non-throwing arm heals — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 6, 2013 It doesn’t seem like we’ll have a conclusion to this any time soon, but...

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Pirates Want to Sign Both Liriano and Sanchez

The either/or question with Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez seems to have an answer. Tom Singer had an update on Twitter, saying Neal Huntington wants to sign both left-handers. Neil Huntington tells me he wants to sign BOTH Liriano and Sanchez, for rotation options. Not an either-or scenario for #Pirates — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 5, 2013 That’s obviously a good thing, since both players have some upside,...

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Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. Jonathan Sanchez is close to a deal with the #pirates. word is, he's healthy and worked all winter on mechanics. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 4, 2013 Sanchez missed time last year with a biceps injury. He only made 15 starts, putting up a pretty alarming 8.07 ERA in 64.2 innings. His xFIP was better at 6.46, but...

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