• Minor Transactions: Pena, Sanchez, Verdugo

    The Pirates released Sanchez. 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,...

  • Pirates Release Craig Hansen

    Hansen has been given his release by the Pirates. 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,...

  • Pirates Sign Dan Meyer

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

  • Pirates Designate Aguero For Assignment

    Aguero has been designated for assignment. The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated relief pitcher Ramon Aguero for assignment, which opens a space for Jose Veras to be added to the 40-man roster.  Aguero was added to the 40-man roster prior to the 2010 season, but missed most of the year with an injury....

  • Pirates Sign Tim Wood

    The Pirates signed Wood, who was recently released by the Nationals. Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add pitching, and that the 25-man roster wasn't set.  Today, MLBTR reports that the Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Tim Wood, who was recently released by the Washington Nationals. Wood...

  • Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

    Erickson, acquired in a 2009 trade with the Yankees, has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned.  The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike...

  • Jim Negrych Traded to Marlins

    Negrych has been traded to the Marlins. Pittsburgh Pirates' infield prospect Jim Negrych has been traded to the Florida Marlins, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger reported earlier this week that Negrych wanted to either be promoted to AAA, or released. Negrych is definitely deserving of a spot in...

  • Chris Leroux Optioned to AAA

    Leroux has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA, according to the team Twitter feed.  That rounds out the bullpen with Michael Crotta and Garrett Olson making the team, joining Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, Jose Veras, and Jeff Karstens. The Spring Training...

  • Fields traded to Colorado

    Fields has moved on to the Rockies organization.The Pirates traded infielder Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies today for a player to be named later or cash. Fields, a non-roster invitee, was optioned to minor league camp on Friday. He struggled this spring, hitting .172/.306/.207 in 29 at-bats. Fields was unlikely to...

  • Ciriaco optioned; Rodriguez, Bowker make team

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates roster is starting to take shape, and very few question marks remain after a couple announcements following today’s win against the Rays. Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, meaning Rule 5 pickup Josh Rodriguez has earned a spot on the 25-man roster as a...

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