Ohlendorf to the DL, Daniel McCutchen Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain, and have recalled right handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen from Indianapolis.  My guess is that Jeff Karstens will take Ohlendorf’s place in the starting rotation while he is out, with McCutchen taking over as the long man in the bullpen. The 40-man roster and payroll page is updated with the set of moves.  The 25-man roster has...

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Pirates Release Five DSL/VSL Players

According to their milb.com player pages, the following DSL/VSL players being recently released: DSL Players Darling Alduey – Just 18 years old, he signed in late 2009 and posted a 6.43 ERA in his only season last year, walking 17 batters in 14 innings. His release comes as a surprise as he signed for a decent amount, $60 K and was said to have an above average curveball while also throwing his fastball up to 88mph with what...

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Rangers Claim Ramon Aguero

Aguero was claimed by the Texas Rangers. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that the Texas Rangers have claimed Ramon Aguero off waivers from the Pirates and added him to their 40-man roster. The Pirates removed Aguero from their 40-man at the beginning of the season to clear space for Jose Veras. The Pirates added Aguero to the roster after a 2009 season in which he made his way to AA from the low minors on the strength of a...

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Minor Transactions: Pena, Sanchez, Verdugo

Matt Eddy of Baseball America has some minor league transactions.  The ones we haven’t heard about already: -The Pirates signed catcher Rodolfo Pena.  This isn’t actually a player signing.  Pena, also known as Rudy Pena, has been a coach in the Pirates’ system for the last three years, spending the 2008 season with Hickory, and the 2009-2010 seasons with the GCL Pirates. -Along with Craig Hansen, the Pirates released...

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Pirates Release Craig Hansen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have granted a release to relief pitcher Craig Hansen, Pirates Prospects has learned, after Hansen requested his release.  The Pirates originally acquired him as part of the Jason Bay trade, along with Andy LaRoche, Brandon Moss, and Bryan Morris.  LaRoche, Moss, and Hansen have all been released this off-season. Hansen started off the 2009 season with the Pirates, but only made five appearances, with a 5.68 ERA...

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Pirates Sign Dan Meyer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left handed reliever Dan Meyer to a minor league contract

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