• Pirates Acquire Gaby Sanchez and Prospect From Marlins

    UPDATE 3:24 PM: Peter Gammons reports the Pirates also received minor league right-handed reliever Kyle Kaminska in the deal. Kaminska has been pitching for Double-A, and currently has a 5.11 ERA in 49.1 innings, with a 42:9 K/BB ratio. He's 23 years old. Kaminska wasn't a top 30 prospect in Baseball America's...

  • Pirates Not Pursuing Chase Headley

    UPDATE 2:28 PM: Jon Morosi reports that the Pirates are not actively pursuing Chase Headley at this point. UPDATE 1:00 PM: Jon Morosi says that the asking price for Headley is still high with three hours to go. 11:29 AM: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has the latest on Chase Headley: http://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/statuses/230322526230806528...

  • Pirates Focused on Bullpen and Bench Help

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be focusing on their bullpen and bench after they filled their outfield spot with Travis Snider last night. He points out that they didn't deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, which likely rules out options such as Shin-Soo Choo, and others...

  • Reed Johnson Traded, But Not to the Pirates

    UPDATE 11:03 PM: Johnson goes to the Braves, along with Paul Maholm, per Jon Morosi. UPDATE 10:35 PM: Bill Brink reports that the Pirates weren't the team to add Johnson. UPDATE 10:33 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that it is unlikely the Pirates have acquired Johnson. UPDATE 10:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that...

  • Pirates Don’t Seem Alive on Victorino

    Ken Rosenthal had the following tweet this morning about the Pittsburgh Pirates and Shane Victorino. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/229924210724712448 As Rosenthal notes, things could change between now and tomorrow's deadline. The news is a bit surprising, as we've heard the Pirates connected to Victorino a lot this summer. Of course, on the other side of...

  • Pirates Inquired about Shin-Soo Choo

    According to Rob Biertempel on Twitter (via MLBTR), the Indians and Pirates have discussed the particulars of a trade for Shin-Soo Choo.  Biertempel speculates that the Pirates would have to part with Starling Marte to make the trade happen. Choo has one year of team control left in 2013 before heading to...

  • Saturday Trade Rumors: Victorino, Headley, Marte, Padres, West Virginia

    A few days remaining until the trade deadline. Here are the rumors from Saturday. **Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the trade buzz surrounding Shane Victorino has picked up. Salisbury names the Pirates, Reds, Dodgers, and Giants as teams who are interested and who are currently scouting Victorino. **Jayson Stark of ESPN.com notes...

  • Pirates Not Optimistic About Finding a Hitter

    Ken Rosenthal has the following update on the Pittsburgh Pirates' search for a hitter. http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/228934874789191681 We've heard the Pirates linked to almost every hitter who is available on the market, and some hitters who aren't really mentioned as being available. But this is a seller's market, so it would make sense that...

  • Pirates Less Interested in Chase Headley

    Jayson Stark has the latest on Chase Headley here. Stark says that the Pirates, Indians, Athletics, and Orioles were the teams who have been the most aggressive for the San Diego Padres' third baseman. Stark notes that the Pirates and Indians seem less motivated to do a Headley deal now than they...

  • Pirates Motivated to Move Kevin Correia

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has three updates on Twitter, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to deal starting pitcher Kevin Correia. Crasnick says that the Pirates are letting teams know that the right-hander is available. He adds that a source says they're motivated to move Correia, even though he's won six...

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