Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jul10

Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up outfielder Jaff Decker and have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A. Cumpton started last night, but the Pirates won’t need a fifth starter until July 22nd, due to the All-Star break. If Gerrit Cole is able to return on that date, then he would fill out the rotation. If he’s not healthy by then, Cumpton would be eligible to return to the majors. Until that point,...

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Pirates DFA Duke Welker
Jul09

Pirates DFA Duke Welker

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Matt Hague would be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in St Louis to take the place of Starling Marte, who was placed on the Bereavement List. To make room on the 40-man roster for Hague, the Pirates designated right-handed relief pitcher Duke Welker for assignment. Welker had Tommy John surgery back in early June, so he will be out until sometime next season. He was pitching at Indianapolis this...

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Matt Hague With the Pirates, Marte Placed on Bereavement List
Jul09

Matt Hague With the Pirates, Marte Placed on Bereavement List

Matt Hague is with the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will be added to the active roster for tonight’s game. According to multiple reports on Twitter, Starling Marte isn’t with the team right now and Rob Biertempfel points out that Marte’s locker is empty. A roster move with need to be made to add Hague to the 40-man roster, which is currently full. More on this as it develops. Hague played for the Pirates in 2012,...

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Pirates Sign Colombian Catcher Roberto Noguera
Jul08

Pirates Sign Colombian Catcher Roberto Noguera

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 17-year-old Colombian catcher Roberto Noguera. He trained at the Baseball Academy of Gaujira¬†(Academia de Beisbol del Gaujira) and he was signed by Orlando Covo on July 2nd. Noguera was born on May 15, 1997 which made him eligible to sign during last year’s July 2nd signing period. According to this article in Spanish¬†(which has three photos of Noguera, including him batting right-handed) he...

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Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL
Jul07

Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL

In addition to the roster moves for Altoona and the trade of Chris Dickerson today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made six moves in the lower minors, including a rare mid-season promotion from the Dominican Summer League. Jake Burnette was added to the GCL roster on rehab and he pitched today. The seventh round pick from the 2011 draft signed an over-slot bonus, but has not lived up to the hype, mostly because he has been unable to stay...

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Minor Moves: Justin Howard to the Altoona DL, Dan Gamache and Nate Baker Activated
Jul07

Minor Moves: Justin Howard to the Altoona DL, Dan Gamache and Nate Baker Activated

The Altoona Curve have made a few roster moves, adding one player to the disabled list and taking two players off the DL. Justin Howard has been added to the DL with a right ankle injury. Infielder Dan Gamache has been activated from the DL after missing the first three months of the season with a broken foot. Left-handed pitcher Nate Baker has also been activated, after missing time with a left teres major injury. Gamache should see...

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