• Ciriaco optioned; Rodriguez, Bowker make team

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates roster is starting to take shape, and very few question marks remain after a couple announcements following today’s win against the Rays. Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, meaning Rule 5 pickup Josh Rodriguez has earned a spot on the 25-man roster as a...

  • Pirates Cut Brown, Burres, Marte, and Wimberly

    Burres has been cut by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made three cuts this morning, cutting Dusty Brown, Brian Burres, Andy Marte, and Corey Wimberly from major league camp, according to Colin Dunlap.  The Spring Training tracker has been updated, with 32 players remaining in camp. The cuts for Brown and...

  • Pirates Cut Five, Including Josh Fields

    Fields has been cut by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made four cuts today, according to Rob Biertempfel and Colin Dunlap.  The players who were cut were Josh Fields, Tyler Yates, Sean Gallagher, Daniel McCutchen, and Wyatt Toregas.  The Spring Training Tracker has been updated, and the current roster sits at...

  • Pirates Release Fernando Nieve

    Nieve has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have given Fernando Nieve his unconditional release, according to a team press release.  Nieve was just cut from Spring Training yesterday, and assigned to minor league camp.  He has a career 4.61 ERA in 185.2 innings in the majors, and is 28...

  • Pirates Release Atkins, Cut Two

    Atkins releasedThe Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Garrett Atkins, and cut Fernando Nieve and Justin Thomas from major league camp, cutting their Spring Training roster down to 41 players. That group of players does not include Kevin Hart, who is on the disabled list. All three players were non roster invitees. Atkins...

  • Pirates Claim Garrett Olson

    The Pirates claimed Olson from the Mariners today. The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left handed pitcher Garrett Olson from the Seattle Mariners today.  Olsen should compete for a left handed bullpen spot.  Joe Beimel and Scott Olsen have both been injured at times this Spring, and both have struggled in their return....

  • Pirates Sign Christian Colonel to a Minor League Deal

    The Pirates signed Colonel to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third baseman Christian Colonel to a minor league deal, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Colonel played for three different organizations in 2010, between the AA and AAA levels.  In his career at the AAA level, Colonel...

  • Pirates Sign Cuban Pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600 K

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on a signing from back in September that hasn't been announced yet.  The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with Cuban right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000 in September.  The deal is still pending the result of Lopez getting his visa. Badler mentions that Lopez is...

  • Pirates Sign International Pitcher Leandro Rodriguez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed international right handed pitcher Leandro Rodriguez, according to the Dominican Prospect League website.  Rodriguez was signed out of the league for $80,000. Rodriguez is 17 years old, and according to the article, was trained by former major leaguer Denio Gonzalez.  The article mentions that he has a...

  • Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

    Beimel will be returning to the Pirates this off-season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that...

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