• Pirates Cut Ten Players Including Grossman, Locke, and Sanchez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first big round of cuts today, sending five players down to minor league camp. The players who received the gray helmets in their lockers were Jeff Locke, Duke Welker, Mike Crotta, Robbie Grossman, and Logan Kensing. Jeff Locke was optioned to AAA. Duke Welker was sent to...

  • Pirates Sign Three Prospects from the Mexican League

    According to two links here and here (both in Spanish) The Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday signed three young players from the Leones de Yucatan team in the Mexican League. Two other the players have experience, one does not. According to the official Leones website, all three players will report to the Dominican Academy....

  • McCutchen Signs Six-Year Deal with Pirates

    BRADENTON, Fla. --According to the Post-Gazette the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen have agreed to a six-year deal worth $51.5 million with a club option for $14.75 million. The contract buys out at least the first two years of free agency and will keep him in a Pirates uniform at least through the 2017...

  • Pirates Sign 25-players for 2012 season

    DUNEDIN -- The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with 25 pre-arbitration players for one-year contracts for the 2012 season. Highlighted of those players are All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen and second baseman Neil Walker. The 25 players they have agreed to terms with include: Infielders: Chase d'Arnaud, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Jordy...

  • Pirates Sign Kris Harvey

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Kris Harvey to a minor league deal, according to the latest minor league transactions report by Matt Eddy at Baseball America. Harvey turned 28 in January, and has pitched as high as the AA level. He spent his entire career with the Florida Marlins,...

  • Pirates Place Infielder Nunez on 60-day DL

    BRADENTON -- In order to make room for right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury. Nunez, 24, was selected from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule-5 draft in December by the Pirates. During the 2011 season,...

  • Burnett Passes Physical, MLB Approves Deal

    According to Buster Olney, A.J. Burnett has passed his physical, and Major League Baseball has approved the deal. That makes the trade official. The Pirates will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. They are expected to make that move tomorrow.... This content is for...

  • Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

    Photo by Keith Allison PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on...

  • Pirates and Casey McGehee Reach Pre-Arb Deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing. McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M....

  • Jones loses arbitration case to Pirates

    Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH -- First baseman Garrett Jones lost his case to Pittsburgh today and will earn $2.25 million for the 2012 season. This morning the arbitration panel ruled in the favor of the Pirates. The Pirates and Jones each made their cases in front of arbitrators on Wednesday in Florida. Jones, 30, asked...

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