Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated
Jun28

Minor Moves: Wyatt Mathisen to the West Virginia DL, JaCoby Jones Activated

Last night we wrote about how Wyatt Mathisen left the West Virginia Power game early after a collision at third base, which resulted in a lower leg injury. Mathisen has been placed on the disabled list today. The good news for West Virginia is that JaCoby Jones has been activated from the DL. Jones had been out for the last week with a knee injury, and it doesn’t look like it was major, since he only missed a week.

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Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jun28

Pirates Activate Gerrit Cole, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list. They have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster. The move to activate Cole today was expected, as Clint Hurdle said earlier in the week that he would be starting tonight. The thing we didn’t know at the time is what the corresponding roster move would be. Brandon Cumpton made the most sense, as...

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Pirates Trade Jason Grilli to Angels For Ernesto Frieri
Jun27

Pirates Trade Jason Grilli to Angels For Ernesto Frieri

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded reliever Jason Grilli to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for reliever Ernesto Frieri. Frieri is a a 28-year-old righty that has struggled in the closer role this year, something he has in common with Grilli. Both have pitched well in the recent past in that role, so they might be able to return to their success in a different uniform. Frieri has a 6.39 ERA this season in 34 appearances, with 11...

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Pirates Trade Adalberto Santos to the Giants
Jun26

Pirates Trade Adalberto Santos to the Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infield prospect Adalberto Santos to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later. Santos was a 22nd round pick in the 2010 draft. He was playing for the Indianapolis Indians this year, but was struggling with a .186/.234/.256 line. Santos had a .303/.393/.403 line in 756 plate appearances at the Double-A level. Santos is a utility player, playing second base, third base, and...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL
Jun25

Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired minor league right-hander John Holdzkom, who has been assigned to the Altoona Curve, per an Altoona press release. I was trying to find information on Holdzkom and how he came into the organization, and found this article from the Amarillo Globe-News saying he was sold to the Pirates over the weekend. Holdzkom had a 1.17 ERA with seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings. He’s 6′ 7″, 225...

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Pirates Outright Jose Tabata to Triple-A, With Comments From Clint Hurdle
Jun24

Pirates Outright Jose Tabata to Triple-A, With Comments From Clint Hurdle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list. To make room, they have outrighted Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis. It’s unclear whether the Pirates had to put Tabata through waivers before outrighting him, but the move means he’s not on the 40-man roster. The Pirates still owe him his full salary amount, which is the remainder of his $3 M this year, along with $8.5 M the next two...

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