• Pirates Close to Signing Scott Olsen

    The Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with Olsen. The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to making their first addition of the off-season, agreeing to sign Scott Olsen to a one year, incentive laden deal, per Jennifer Langosch.  The deal is not official yet, and is contingent on Olsen passing a...

  • Recapping the Non-Tender Deadline

    Cedeno was signed to a one year deal with an option. The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered four players and re-signed two arbitration eligible players prior to the non-tender deadline.  The Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $2 M deal with an option for the 2012 season, and re-signed Jeff Karstens to...

  • Pirates Non-Tender Milledge, Diaz, Veal, and Burres

    The Pirates non-tendered Milledge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have non-tendered four players prior to the non-tender deadline, letting go of Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donald Veal, and Brian Burres.  Milledge was the only one of the group of four who was arbitration eligible, becoming eligible for the first time this year. The non-tender...

  • Pirates Sign Jeff Karstens for $1.1 M

    The Pirates are close to a deal with Karstens. Moments ago we heard from Rob Biertempfel that the Pirates were close to a deal with Ronny Cedeno for around $2 M.  Dejan Kovacevic has an update that the Pirates are also close to a deal with Jeff Karstens on a one year...

  • Pirates Sign Ronny Cedeno for $2 M

    The Pirates are close to a deal with Cedeno for 2011. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Ronny Cedeno, which would avoid arbitration.  The non-tender deadline is a few hours away, and we learned earlier today that the Pirates were trying to work out a...

  • Pirates Sign Andy Marte and Two Others

    Marte is a former top prospect who hasn't lived up to his potential. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed three players to minor league free agent deals today.  Those players are third baseman Andy Marte, right handed pitcher Fernando Nieve, and catcher Dusty Brown. Marte, who turned 27 in October, is a very similar...

  • Pirates Trade Duke to Arizona

    The Zach Duke era with the Pittsburgh Pirates is officially over.  After designating the left handed starter for assignment on Friday, the Pirates traded Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. According to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks aren't likely to tender an arbitration...

  • Pirates Add Five, DFA Duke, LaRoche, Delwyn

    Duke was designated for assignment to clear space for the Rule 5 additions. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche, and Delwyn Young for assignment.  The five players added were Jeff Locke, Daniel...

  • Michael Crotta to be Added to 40-Man?

    Crotta is expected to be added to the 40-man roster tonight. Still waiting to confirm this, but from what I've been told, Indianapolis Indians pitcher Michael Crotta will be added to the 40-man roster tonight, which will protect the right hander from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  Crotta was eligible for the...

  • Jackson, Moss Declare FA, Jakubauskas Released

    Moss declared free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. Earlier today the list of minor league free agents came out, with 19 players from the Pirates' organization electing minor league free agency.  Baseball America also has their transactions report from the last week, with a few more updates. Two moves...

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