Pirates Trade Chris Dickerson to the Cleveland Indians
Jul07

Pirates Trade Chris Dickerson to the Cleveland Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Chris Dickerson to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later, or cash. Paul Hoynes reports that Dickerson will be in uniform for the Indians tonight. Dickerson had some good numbers for the Indianapolis Indians this season, posting a .309/.407/.479 line in 236 at-bats. He also played a mentor role to Gregory Polanco while the young outfielder was in Triple-A. He could have been...

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Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000
Jul06

Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz to an over-slot deal, according to Jim Callis. 11th-rder Gage Hinsz agrees to terms w/@Pirates for $580k ($480k counts vs pool). Projectable Montana HS RHP, up to 93 already. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 6, 2014 Hinsz was an 11th round pick out of high school, and was able to command a high bonus. Any pick after the 10th round can receive up to...

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Clint Barmes to Disabled List, Pirates Recall Michael Martinez
Jul06

Clint Barmes to Disabled List, Pirates Recall Michael Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Indianapolis. The move was made retroactive to June 30th. Martinez was up briefly with the Pirates last month, getting into one game. He has been on a hot streak at the plate recently for Indianapolis, hitting .424 in his last ten games. The switch-hitter, who can play the outfield as well, has had a...

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Minor Moves: Tyler Waldron to the DL, John Holdzkom Promoted to Indianapolis
Jul05

Minor Moves: Tyler Waldron to the DL, John Holdzkom Promoted to Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians have made a pair of moves today. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain. The move was back-dated to July 3rd. Right-hander John Holdzkom was promoted from Altoona to take Waldron’s place. Waldron has a 3.79 ERA in 40.1 innings this year with Indianapolis, along with a 33:12 K/BB ratio. He’s made four starts in that span, with a 2.37 ERA in...

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Pirates Claim Infielder Dean Anna From the Yankees
Jul05

Pirates Claim Infielder Dean Anna From the Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder Dean Anna from the New York Yankees and have optioned him to Triple-A. Anna was a 26th round draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 2008. He was traded to the Yankees over the off-season for right-handed pitcher Ben Paullus, at which point they added him to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He made the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, but was optioned to Triple-A...

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Pirates Sign Catcher Chris Harvey
Jul02

Pirates Sign Catcher Chris Harvey

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Chris Harvey as a non-drafted free agent. He attended Vanderbilt the past three seasons and still had a year of eligibility left, but decided to turn pro. Harvey is a 21-year-old 6’5″, 225 pounds, right-handed hitter. This season he batted .294/.347/.338 in 68 at-bats. Despite his size, he hasn’t homered in three seasons of serving as the Vanderbilt back-up catcher. He has...

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