• 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...

  • Pirates Recall Moskos, Meek to DL

    Moskos has gotten the call to the majors. As speculated last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Evan Meek on the 15-day disabled list, and have re-called left hander Daniel Moskos.  The 25-man roster and the 40-man roster are both updated with the moves. There was a lot of concern about Moskos...

  • 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....

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