Pirates Agree With 26th Round Pick Jerrick Suiter
Jun24

Pirates Agree With 26th Round Pick Jerrick Suiter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter. The right-fielder just finished his career at TCU after being eliminated in the College World Series. He decided to turn pro, rather than returning for his senior season. Suiter didn’t show much power in his time at TCU, with no homers in his three-year career. He did hit 12 doubles in his junior year, while showing a good ability to get on base. He...

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Pirates Trade Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers
Jun24

Pirates Trade Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded left-handed pitcher Daniel Schlereth to the Detroit Tigers, according to The Blade. Schlereth will go to Toledo, which is the Triple-A team in Detroit’s system. He was previously with Detroit up until 2012, when he left as a minor league free agent. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal this past off-season. Schlereth had a 7.23 ERA in 18.2 innings with Indianapolis this year. On the...

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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster
Jun24

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster

On Sunday, we reported that JaCoby Jones tweaked his knee during pre-game warm-ups and he was listed day-to-day. On Monday, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Friday. That kicked off a plethora of moves on the West Virginia roster. Bradenton sent both infielder Ashley Ponce and outfielder Jeff Roy to West Virginia. Outfielder Candon Myles was sent to Bristol to make room for Roy. Ponce can play shortstop, so...

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Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released
Jun22

Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released

The Altoona Curve had a bunch of roster moves on Sunday, mostly due to their involvement in a brawl on Wednesday. There is some news and non-news on two players that has missed the last two games and we tie up some loose ends with the Dominican League Pirates team. Three players have served their suspensions already and returned to action on Sunday. Jarek Cunningham, Gift Ngoepe and Yao-Hsun Yang each served three game suspensions,...

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Minor Moves: Jake Brigham Returns, Carlos Paulino on Rehab
Jun20

Minor Moves: Jake Brigham Returns, Carlos Paulino on Rehab

A few minor league moves from the last two days. On Friday, the Indianapolis Indians activated starting pitcher Jake Brigham from the disabled list. Brigham will make the start tonight, his first since June 3rd. He has a 3.32 ERA over 62.1 innings this season and is holding batters to a .231 BAA. Catcher Carlos Paulino is on rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates today. He caught one inning in the GCL opener this afternoon. Paulino...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Cody Eppley
Jun19

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Cody Eppley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley, according to an Indianapolis Indians press release. The reliever was signed as a minor league free agent over the off-season, and pitched 14 innings with the Triple-A squad this year. He had a 6.43 ERA in those innings, with an 8:9 K/BB ratio. Eppley is a 28-year-old sidearm pitcher who has good velocity, but has struggled the last few years with his control in the...

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