• Jeff Locke Promoted to AAA

    Left handed pitching prospect Jeff Locke has been promoted to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  So far this season, Locke has a 4.03 ERA in 125 innings, along with an 8.2 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9 ratio.  Locke had a nice start on Wednesday, pitching 5.2 shutout innings, while striking out six....

  • Pirates Reach Agreement With 12th Round Pick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 12th round pick Candon Myles, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Myles, drafted as a center fielder out of high school, had a commitment to Howard College, but opted to go pro instead.  In 2011 he hit for a .495 average for Grand Prairie High School,...

  • 8/10 Transactions: Aaron Thompson, Dan Gamache

    Two minor league transactions today: -Aaron Thompson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.  The left hander, who was a first round pick in 2006 by the Florida Marlins, was claimed off of waivers over the off-season by the Washington Nationals.  In 83.2 innings this year in Altoona he put up a...

  • August 9th Minor Moves: Miguel Perez, Robbie Kilcrease

    Two minor league moves today: -The Pirates traded catcher Miguel Perez to the Washington Nationals, according to Adam Kilgore.  They had acquired Perez from the Nationals early in the year when they were experiencing a lack of upper level catching options.  Now that Jason Jaramillo is healthy, and Eric Fryer is back...

  • Tony Watson Optioned to AAA, Brad Lincoln Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Tony Watson to AAA and have recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln, the team announced today.  The move is a bit of a surprise, as it leaves the Pirates with one left hander.  Watson was also pitching well, with a 2.73 ERA in 26.1...

  • VSL/DSL Pirates Transactions

    The Pirates have recently released five players from the VSL/DSL rosters and added five new players in their place. Earlier this year they needed help filling out innings while they awaited approval on contracts that were on hold due to age verification issues. They signed veterans of the DSL in the interim...

  • Ryan Doumit Reinstated, Eric Fryer Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated catcher Ryan Doumit from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced today.  To make room on the active roster, the Pirates have optioned Eric Fryer to AAA.  No roster move is needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as there was an open spot from...

  • Pirates Sign Tyler Glasnow on Over-Slot Deal

    According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Tyler Glasnow....

  • Pirates Sign 37th Round Pick Rodarrick Jones

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Jones was drafted as a left fielder out of Southern University.  Baseball America chose him as the #3 prospect in the New York Collegiate League in the summer of 2009, following his strong season at the University of...

  • Minor League Trade: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired shortstop Brian Bocock from the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league trade, according to the AAA minor league transactions page.  There is no known return, so it's assumed to be cash considerations going the other way.  Bocock will join the Indianapolis Indians.  He has a .224/.290/.298 line...

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