Drew Maggi Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Drew Maggi from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders.  The move comes at the end of the season, right when Bradenton will be moving to the Florida State League playoffs.  Maggi is hitting for a .267/.361/.357 line this year, with 32 stolen bases.  He has a .287/.378/.389 line in the second half of the South Atlantic League season this year. The Pirates have also promoted...

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State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/2

As the 2011 season comes to a close, we will see a lot of roster moves in State College, trying to maximize roster spots.  Today, the Spikes transferred Nick Kingham and Cesar Lopez to the GCL Pirates.  The move is just a paper move in each case.  Kingham made his final start of the year last night, and Lopez pitched two innings.  The moves created space for outfielder Willy Garcia and right handed pitcher Logan Pevny to be added to...

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State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/1

The State College Spikes have made a few roster moves today: -Samuel Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to August 30th.  Gonzalez is currently out with a shoulder strain. -Mike Jefferson has been transferred to the GCL Pirates.  The move is a paper move.  Jefferson threw five shutout innings last night, and isn’t scheduled to start the rest of the year. -Gregory Polanco and Diomedes Mateo have been added...

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Pirates Recall Jaramillo, Call Up Brian Burres

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo, and have purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Brian Burres, according to a team press release.  Burres is expected to start for the Pirates on Friday against the Chicago Cubs.  There was an open spot on the 40-man roster, and Burres will fill that spot.

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Cesar Lopez, Alen Hanson Promoted to State College

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez and infielder Alen Hanson to the State College Spikes from the GCL Pirates.  Earlier today we heard that Lopez and Hanson were two of eight players who have joined State College from the GCL level.  The other six players, including 2011 second round pick Josh Bell, are only with the team working out and taking in the pro...

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Matt Diaz Traded to Atlanta for PTBNL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Matt Diaz to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later, according to a team press release.  Diaz played for the Braves from 2006-2010, before signing a two year, $4 M deal with the Pirates.  No word yet on the contract terms, but David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Braves will receive cash from the Pirates.  Diaz is owed about $317 K for the...

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