• 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...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Tyler Yates

    The Pirates re-signed Yates to a minor league deal. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed reliever Tyler Yates, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  This is a minor league contract, and presumably includes an invite to Spring Training, similar to when the Pirates re-signed Yates last year. They first acquired the right...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Josh Fields

    The Pirates added Fields to a minor league contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Josh Fields on a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training.  Fields, who turned 28 last week, is a former top third base prospect, ranking in Baseball America's top 50 as recently...

  • Kevin Correia Signing Announced

    The Pirates officially announced the Correia signing. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of Kevin Correia today, a week after they agreed to terms with the free agent right hander.  The delay between the agreement and the signing was expected, due to Correia's wife having a baby last week.  Before Correia is...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Donald Veal

    The Pirates have re-signed Veal to a minor league contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed Donald Veal to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Veal was non-tendered two weeks ago, but the Pirates were said to be trying to bring him back. Veal went down early in...

  • Matt Diaz Signing Official and Contract Details

    The Pirates made the Diaz signing official. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Matt Diaz signing official, inking the outfielder to a two-year deal.  We learned Diaz's role in 2011 after the Lyle Overbay signing earlier today, as he will be platooning in right field with Garrett Jones.  That's a good combination,...

  • Pirates Sign Lyle Overbay

    The Pirates have signed Overbay. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal, according to the team twitter account.  I detailed the Overbay rumors in a post from earlier today. Overbay isn't the most inspiring free agent addition.  He's coming off a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats in...

  • Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens Contract Details

    Cedeno will make $1.85 M in 2011. Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, who each agreed to one year deals prior to the December 2nd non-tender deadline, thus avoiding arbitration. Karstens will make $1.1 M, which is a figure we already knew.  However, Langosch adds that...

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