Pirates Officially Sign Radhames Liz, DFA Josh Lindblom
Dec12

Pirates Officially Sign Radhames Liz, DFA Josh Lindblom

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of right-handed pitch Radhames Liz to a one-year deal. The 40-man roster was full with the signing of Francisco Liriano earlier, so recently acquired Josh Lindblom was designated for assignment. We have heard about the signing of Liz for approximately two weeks now. The Pirates were scouting him in the Dominican, where he was playing winter ball. He had interest from 11...

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Pirates Send Buddy Borden to the Rays to Complete the Sean Rodriguez Deal
Dec12

Pirates Send Buddy Borden to the Rays to Complete the Sean Rodriguez Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Buddy Borden to the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the Sean Rodriguez trade. We had Borden ranked 13th overall in our upcoming prospect guide. He pitched for Low-A West Virginia this year, where he had a 3.16 ERA in 126 innings, with 122 strikeouts, a 1.18 WHIP and a .220 BAA. The 22-year-old was a seventh round draft pick of the Pirates in 2013 out of UNLV. His player page can be...

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Pirates Make Francisco Liriano Deal Official
Dec12

Pirates Make Francisco Liriano Deal Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the three-year contract for Francisco Liriano. The deal was agreed to three days ago and was just waiting on the physical. The 40-man roster is now full. The deal worth $39 M is the largest free agent deal in team history and will keep Liriano around through the 2017 season. The breakdown for yearly salary hasn’t been announced yet. We will post an update when it’s...

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Pirates Lose Andy Oliver and Two Others in the Rule 5 Draft
Dec11

Pirates Lose Andy Oliver and Two Others in the Rule 5 Draft

The Rule 5 draft is today at noon EST, and is usually the last big event of the Winter Meetings. I’m not sure that will be the case this year, since this has been a very active week, and there have been a lot of transactions this morning. Either way, the Dodgers will have to briefly abandon their plan of trading with every single MLB club at noon as all of the teams get together for the draft. For those of you who are unfamiliar...

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Pirates Agree With Francisco Liriano on a Three Year, $39 M Deal
Dec09

Pirates Agree With Francisco Liriano on a Three Year, $39 M Deal

By now it’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates are prioritizing re-signing Francisco Liriano. They need a starting pitcher, and he seems to be the top choice. Robert Murray had an update today, saying the team appeared to be close to re-signing the lefty. Source: #Pirates appear to be close to re-signing LHP Francisco Liriano. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 9, 2014 There have been a lot of issues with...

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Pirates Claim RHP Josh Lindblom From the Athletics, Outright Angel Sanchez
Dec08

Pirates Claim RHP Josh Lindblom From the Athletics, Outright Angel Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom from the Oakland Athletics, and have outrighted right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez off the 40-man roster to Indianapolis. The 40-man roster was at 39 before the move, so the decision to outright Sanchez was interesting. That could be a move designed to select a player in the Rule 5 draft later in the week. Lindblom has 136.2 innings in the majors, mostly as a...

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