• 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...

  • 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,...

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