• Pirates Sign Jose Veras

    The Pirates have signed Veras to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed relief pitcher Jose Veras to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (link in Spanish).  If Veras makes the majors, he will receive a $1 M salary,...

  • Pirates Sign Jorge Julio

    The Pirates have signed Julio to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Jorge Julio, according to César Augusto Márquez at the Venezuelan newspaper Lider en Deportes (via MLBTR).  Rob Biertempfel adds that the deal does not include an invite to Spring Training. Julio last pitched in the majors in 2009...

  • Toronto Claims Wilfredo Ledezma

    Toronto claimed Ledezma off of waivers. The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed relief pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma off of waivers, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Ledezma was designated for assignment last week to clear space for Aaron Thompson, who the Pirates claimed off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  The Pirates and Ledezma agreed...

  • Joe Martinez Traded to Indians

    Martinez has been traded to the Indians for a player to be named later. The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Jordan Bastian adds that the Pirates will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later.  Martinez was...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Burres

    The Pirates re-signed Burres to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left handed pitcher Brian Burres to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Burres was non-tendered by the Pirates last month, although the Pirates expressed interest in bringing him back.  Burres...

  • Pirates Acquire Corey Wimberly

    The Pirates acquired Wimberly from the Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Oakland Athletics prospect Corey Wimberly, according to Wimberly himself on Twitter.  The Pirates sent Ryan Kelly to the Athletics, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.  Wimberly, who turned 27 in October, reached the AAA level in 2010, with a .284/.373/.354...

  • Pirates Sign Garrett Atkins to a Minor League Deal

    The Pirates signed Atkins to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Garrett Atkins to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Atkins played for Colorado for seven years, combining for a .289/.354/.457 line in 2788 at-bats.  However, he's been on the decline in recent years. Atkins...

  • Pirates Claim Aaron Thompson

    The Pirates claimed Thompson off of waivers from the Nationals. The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals, according to the team's official Twitter feed.  To make room, they designated reliever Wilfredo Ledezma for assignment. Thompson was a first round pick for the...

  • Joe Martinez Designated for Assignment

    The Pirates designated Martinez for assignment. The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Joe Martinez for assignment, clearing space for Kevin Correia to be added to the 40-man roster.  The 40-man roster, which has been at 41 men since Friday, is now back to 40. Martinez was acquired in the Javier...

  • Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

    Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for three of the newly signed Pirates: Kevin Correia Correia can earn up to $4 M in 2012. As we know, Correia will receive a $2 M signing bonus, and $3 M annual salaries in 2011 and 2012.  He also has the following incentives and performance...

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