Pirates Agree to Terms with Wyatt Mathisen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen, Pirates Prospects has learned. Mathisen, a prep catcher, had a commitment to the University of Texas. However, he will be turning that down to start his pro career with the Pirates. He’s expected to be part of the growing list of names who will report to Bradenton on Monday to officially sign. Mathisen is a potential two-way catcher. He’s...

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Pirates Reportedly Agree to Terms with 12th Round Pick

According to this article from the Rolla Daily News, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 12th round draft pick Dalton Friend.  The 6′ 3″, 230lb left-handed pitcher played for Jefferson College (JUCO) in 2012 and had signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech for next season. No terms of the deal were announced although it would be assumed to be for $100k or less due to the new draft bonus rules....

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Seventh Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will agree to terms with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings, Pirates Prospects has learned. The deal isn’t a big surprise, as Stallings was a college senior. The UNC catcher is expected to officially sign on Monday, and will play for the State College Spikes this year. No word yet on the amount he signed for. The slot price for the seventh round pick is $148,000.

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Pirates Reportedly Agree to Deals With Three Players

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have started talking with their draft picks. Third round pick Jon Sandfort was on 93.7 The FAN the other day, and told John Seibel, Joe Starkey, and Josh Miller that he planned to go down to Bradenton and sign on Monday. Two other agreements have come out in their own local media. Sixth round pick Eric Wood and ninth round pick D.J. Crumlich have both appeared to have agreed to deals with...

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Minor Move: Pirates Sign Minor League FA Doug Salinas

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Salinas to a minor league deal, per Baseball America’s weekly transaction report. Salinas was released by the Texas Rangers after signing with them over the off-season, but failing to make any of their affiliates. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the lower levels for the Pirates. For more information, check out his player...

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Kris Watts Traded to Washington

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday. Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A Altoona and Indy. After promoting catching prospect Tony Sanchez to Triple-A last week, the Indians had a log jam behind...

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