• Pirates Sign Five International Free Agents

    According to MLB Trade Rumors, via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed the following five international free agents: RHP Adolfo Flores RHP Juan Mendoza SS/2B/OF Edgard Munoz OF Anthony Claudi OF Keybel Escobar We've already seen a few of these guys in action this year, so the announcement is on a bit...

  • Chase d’Arnaud to the AAA DL

    D'Arnaud was placed on the AAA disabled list today. Chase d'Arnaud has been placed on the Indianapolis Indians disabled list, according to Scott McCauley.  No word yet on d'Arnaud's injury, or how long he will be out, although this comes right in the middle of a hot streak.  D'Arnaud is currently hitting...

  • Meek Activated, Moskos Optioned to AAA

    Moskos has been optioned to AAA with Meek returning. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated relief pitcher Evan Meek, and to create space on the 25-man roster, have optioned Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Meek was placed on the disabled list at the end of April, with Moskos getting his first call to the...

  • VSL/ West Virginia Roster Updates

    Since posting our VSL season preview the team has added four new players to their roster including three just this morning. Outfielder Edgard Munoz was added three days ago. He is a 19 year old switch hitter but he checks in at just 5"8 150 lbs so between the advanced starting age...

  • Pedro Ciriaco Recalled

    Ciriaco has been recalled to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to recall shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, according to Jenifer Langosch.  It would be assumed that Ciriaco is getting recalled to replace someone going on the disabled list, and Langosch speculates that the someone in this case would be Pedro Alvarez. If...

  • Pirates Activate Bryan Morris, Leroux to AAA

    Leroux has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Chris Leroux, according to an Altoona press release.  Leroux's release clears space on the Altoona roster for the return of Bryan Morris, who was previously on the disabled list.  Since Leroux was also on the 40-man roster, that clears a...

  • Pirates Release Scott Olsen

    Olsen has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released left handed pitcher Scott Olsen, according to Colin Dunlap.  The move isn't really a surprise, as Olsen has been on the 60-day disabled list, and doesn't really have a spot on the team when he returns. Olsen was signed on...

  • Pirates Release Tom Boleska, Activate Brian Leach

    Leach has been activated from the Altoona DL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right handed reliever Tom Boleska, in order to make room in Altoona for right handed reliever Brian Leach, who is coming off the disabled list.  Boleska currently has a 5.40 ERA in 16.2 innings, with an 11:12 K/BB ratio....

  • Jose Ascanio Activated, Michael Crotta to DL

    Ascanio has been activated from the disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right handed reliever Jose Ascanio from the 15-day disabled list, and have placed right handed reliever Michael Crotta on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.  The placement of Crotta frees up the spot for Ascanio,...

  • John Bowker Outrighted to AAA

    Bowker was outrighted to AAA. Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates designated John Bowker for assignment, making room for Xavier Paul, who was claimed from the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Today, Bowker cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA. Bowker was originally acquired at the 2010 trade deadline, along with Joe Martinez, in exchange...

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