Minor League Updates: Miller, Moreno, Rinku, Hart, Perez

Some roster updates in the minor league system: -Diego Moreno has been placed on the disabled list in Altoona with right shoulder soreness.  The move is as of 6/23.  Moreno had a 4.91 ERA in 11 innings with Altoona, along with a 14:3 K/BB ratio. -Quinton Miller was placed on the disabled list in Bradenton with an unknown injury on 6/24. -Rinku Singh was promoted from the GCL to State College today.  Jordan Cooper was moved to the GCL...

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Roster Updates: Ciriaco, Presley, Tabata

A few roster updates this morning… -Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  The Pirates are expected to call up Alex Presley tomorrow.  Ciriaco had just six at-bats this year, with no hits.  He was in the majors for a combined 37 days this year.  The 40-man roster page has been updated with the moves. -Jose Tabata has been diagnosed with a left quad strain.  His status is uncertain at this time, and he hasn’t...

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Pirates Call Up Eric Fryer, DFA Dusty Brown

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up catcher Eric Fryer from the Indianapolis Indians, and have designated Dusty Brown for assignment.  Fryer was originally acquired by the Pirates in June 2009, in exchange for Eric Hinske.  The Pirates paid the remainder of Hinske’s 2009 salary to get Fryer and Casey Erickson, who was released prior to the season. Last month, I broke down how Fryer has been blocked at every level by top...

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Transactions Recap: Thompson, Rodriguez, Cooper, Jackson

Catching up on the daily roster moves, since I was on the road all day, and haven’t figured out a way to clone myself yet: -To make room for Chase d’Arnaud on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson for assignment.  Thompson was acquired off of waivers in December from the Washington Nationals.  The former first round pick got off to a good start in Altoona, before struggling and...

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Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to high-A Bradenton from West Virginia, according to a West Virginia press release.  Cumpton was a ninth round draft pick last year out of Georgia Tech, and had a 4.30 ERA in 67 innings with West Virginia, along with a 48:18 K/BB ratio. The numbers are inflated by his first three starts.  Cumpton allowed 21 earned runs in his first three outings of the season....

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Pirates to Call Up Chase d’Arnaud, Alex Presley, Brad Lincoln

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they will be calling up Chase d’Arnaud on Friday.  To make room for the addition, Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.  D’Arnaud is in the middle of a strong season at the AAA level, with a .280/.347/.418 line in 239 at-bats.  He started the season slow, with a .217/.323/.373 line in April.  Since that point, d’Arnaud has been on fire, with a .329/.357/.456 line...

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