• Josh Rodriguez Returned to Indians

    Rodriguez has been returned to Cleveland. The Pittsburgh Pirates have returned 2010 Rule 5 pick, Josh Rodriguez, to the Cleveland Indians.  The Pirates designated Rodriguez for assignment last week in order to make room for Brandon Wood, who they claimed off of waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.... This content is for...

  • John Bowker to be Designated for Assignment

    Bowker will be designated for assignment today. To make room for Xavier Paul on the 25-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates will cut John Bowker today.  Since Bowker is out of options, the Pirates will have to designate him for assignment, giving them ten days to trade, waive, or release the left handed...

  • Pirates Claim Xavier Paul

      The Pirates have claimed Paul. According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed outfielder Xavier Paul, who was recently designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Paul is a left handed hitting outfielder who is 5' 9", and 205 pounds. In his 146 at-bat career with the Dodgers,...

  • Rodriguez Designated for Assignment, Ciriaco Recalled

    Rodriguez has been designated for assignment. Following up on the waiver claim of Brandon Wood, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Josh Rodriguez for assignment, and have recalled Pedro Ciriaco, the team announced today.  As Colin Dunlap mentions, Ciriaco is likely up just to fill the roster spot until Wood arrives with the...

  • Pirates Claim Brandon Wood

    The Pirates have claimed Wood. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed Brandon Wood.  The move is not unexpected, as earlier this morning Colin Dunlap mentioned that the Pirates were certain to make a claim on the former Angels' top prospect. Rosenthal also tweets that Wood could get a shot...

  • Garrett Olson Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

    Olson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA. According to Colin Dunlap, Garrett Olson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Indianapolis.  The Pirates claimed the left handed reliever in the middle of March, at a time when Joe Beimel was injured and expected to miss the start of...

  • Pirates Sign Blaine Boyer, Brett Sinkbeil

    Sinkbeil was the number three prospect for the Marlins in 2008. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Blaine Boyer and Brett Sinkbeil to minor league deals, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Both pitchers are right handers, and both have experience in the majors, although Sinkbeil's experience is limited to two innings....

  • Pirates Add Beimel, DFA Garrett Olson

    The Pirates purchased Beimel's contract today. The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of left handed reliever Joe Beimel, and have designated left handed reliever Garrett Olson for assignment.  Beimel was signed in late January to a minor league deal, paying him $1,750,000 in the majors, with $300,000 in potential performance bonuses....

  • Chris Snyder Activated, Jason Jaramillo Demoted

    Snyder has been activated from the disabled list. After tonight's game, the Pittsburgh Pirates activated Chris Snyder from the disabled list, and demoted Jason Jaramillo to Indianapolis.  I tweeted earlier today that Snyder's rehab work had ended, which meant the move back to the majors was set to come. With Snyder back...

  • Bradenton Marauders Transactions: 4/10

    Lorin will make the start today for Bradenton. The Bradenton Marauders have made several transactions prior to today's game: -Brett Lorin has been promoted from extended Spring Training, and will start in today's game. -Joe Beimel has been promoted from Bradenton to Indianapolis, where he will continue his rehab work. -Eliecer Navarro...

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