Pirates to acquire Chris Snyder

According to John Perrotto via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will acquire catcher Chris Snyder from the Arizona Diamondbacks once MLB approves the amount of cash being sent to the Pirates by Arizona.  Snyder is under team control through the 2012 season, although the 2012 season is a $6.75 M club option with a $750,000 buyout.  Snyder is owed about $1.7 M for the remainder of the 2010 season, $5.75 M in 2011, and is guaranteed the...

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Pirates call up Ledezma and Jackson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up relief pitcher Steven Jackson, and have purchased the contract of 29 year old left handed reliever Wilfredo Ledezma, filling their two open spots on the 25-man roster.  Ledezma takes the open spot on the 40-man roster which was opened when the Pirates designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment. Jackson will only be up for a few days, and will likely be sent back down after Friday’s game, so...

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Pirates option Lincoln, DFA Donnelly

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned starting pitcher Brad Lincoln to AAA after today’s start, and have designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment.  Lincoln was called up in the middle of June, but struggled in his debut.  Lincoln posted a 6.29 ERA in 44.1 innings heading in to today’s outing, with an 18:12 K/BB ratio.  Four of his eight starts prior to today were quality starts, although three of those were the three runs...

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