Pirates Recall Moskos, Meek to DL

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 heading in to the 2011 season, mostly due to poor control in his limited time in 2010.  In 17.1 innings with the Indianapolis Indians, Moskos put up a 10.38 ERA, along with an...

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Josh Rodriguez Returned to Indians

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.

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John Bowker to be Designated for Assignment

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 hitting outfielder. Bowker was acquired by the Pirates at the trade deadline in 2010, along with Joe Martinez, in exchange for Javier Lopez.  The Pirates designated Martinez for...

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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, he has a .233/.280/.329 line, which includes a 3-for-11 line this year.  The 26 year old has a career...

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Rodriguez Designated for Assignment, Ciriaco Recalled

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 team. As for Rodriguez, he will be placed on waivers.  If he clears waivers, the Pirates have to offer him back to the Cleveland Indians.  They can try to...

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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 at shortstop, as the team has not been happy with Ronny Cedeno.  I’ve already mentioned a few times that Wood...

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