• 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...

  • 2010 Minor League Free Agents

    Baseball America has released the list of the 2010 minor league free agents, with the following players declaring from the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: Derek Hankins Jean Machi Dustin Molleken Jeremy Powell Tyler Yates Dana Eveland Corey Hamman Hector Gimenez Erik Kratz Milver Reyes James Skelton Brian Myrow Rodolfo Cardona Yung Chi Chen...

  • Pirates Re-Sign Justin Thomas

    Thomas returns to the Pirates on a minor league deal. According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left handed reliever Justin Thomas to a minor league deal, with an invite to Spring Training.  Thomas was outrighted from the 40-man roster last week, and was eligible for free agency since it...

  • Wilfredo Ledezma Gets $700,000

    Ledezma signed for $700,000 for the 2011 season. Two days ago the Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves, and in the process, re-signed left handed relief pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma, avoiding arbitration.  According to USA Today, Ledezma will receive $700,000 in the majors next year, or $300,000 if he plays in...

  • Pirates Make a Series of Roster Moves

    Clement was one of five players outrighted to AAA by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves today to re-instate players from the 60-day disabled list, and to clear up some sports on the 40-man roster: -The following players were outrighted off the 40-man roster to AAA: Sean...

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