Jose Ascanio Clears Waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted pitcher Jose Ascanio to Indianapolis after the right hander cleared waivers, David Todd first reported.  Ascanio was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates recalled Tony Watson from AAA, adding a second left hander to the bullpen.  Prior to the move, Ascanio had a 7.11 ERA in 6.1 innings, with a 5:2 K/BB ratio. Ascanio has good stuff, with an upper 90s fastball, and a great slider...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 10th Round Pick Taylor Lewis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 10th round pick Taylor Lewis, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Lewis, a center fielder out of the University of Maine, put up a .287/.367/.412 line in 216 at-bats this year, with 20 stolen bases.  He was rated the fifth best prospect in upper New England by Baseball America. We first heard that the Pirates were interested in Lewis a few weeks ago from a report in the Bangor Daily News....

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Pirates Sign Four More Draft Picks

The State College Spikes will be starting their season on Friday, and several players from the 2011 draft will make their way on to the State College roster this season.  Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times mentions that four 2011 draft picks are already in camp with the State College roster. The four players mentioned are 24th round pick Brian Sharp, 29th round pick Kirk Singer, 30th round pick Matthew Benedict, and 31st round...

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Pirates Sign Two From Taiwan

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two players from Taiwan, according to Taiwan Baseball.  The Pirates added catcher Chin-De Chang and left handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang. Chang is 5′ 10″, 154 pounds, and is a left handed hitter.  He’s one of the top prospects in Taiwan, with excellent bat speed, and power from the left side. He has a strong arm, which makes him ideal as a catcher.  It was speculated that it would...

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Pirates Acquire Mike McKenry, DFA Wyatt Toregas

  The Pirates have reportedly acquired Mike McKenry from the Red Sox. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Boston Red Sox catcher Mike McKenry, although he mentions that the deal is unconfirmed.  The deal would make sense, as the Pirates are looking for catching.  McKenry only has eight at-bats in the majors, all of which came last year with the Rockies.  McKenry is hitting for a .280/.370/.430...

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Pirates Sign Dan Gamache

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 6th round pick Dan Gamache for $125,000, according to Baseball America.  Gamache was a third baseman out of Auburn, hitting for a .299/.414/.464 line in 194 at-bats in 2011.  He hits to all fields, but doesn’t have much power.  A lot of his value comes on defense, with good range and a strong arm.  Gamache will likely play for the State College Spikes this year, who begin their season on...

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