Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M
Jun09

Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M. Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014 The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released five minor league players. Pitcher Brandon Mann was mentioned here last week, while the other four players are new. Pitcher Cameron Griffin, 23rd round draft pick from 2013. He spent last season in the GCL and was in Extended Spring Training this year. He’s a 22-year-old lefty, who posted a 1.90 ERA in 18 relief appearances last year. Beau Wallace, 21 year-old...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with at least two of their draft picks so far, Pirates Prospects has learned. Sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 18th round pick Erik Lunde have agreed to terms and will be signing soon. Eppler is a right-handed pitcher from Sam Houston State, and was drafted as a college junior. Lunde is a college senior, and played second base as Lander University. Both players are expected to go to...

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Gerrit Cole Placed on the DL, Jeff Locke Recalled
Jun08

Gerrit Cole Placed on the DL, Jeff Locke Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL and have recalled Jeff Locke. Cole’s placement is retro June 4th, and is due to right shoulder fatigue. We heard about this last night, with Clint Hurdle saying the Pirates intended to bring up Locke for today’s start. Charlie Morton was originally scheduled to start today, but was pushed back to...

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Minor Moves: Chris Dickerson Activated From the DL, Jake Brigham to the DL
Jun06

Minor Moves: Chris Dickerson Activated From the DL, Jake Brigham to the DL

Two minor league moves were just announced in Indianapolis: **Chris Dickerson has been activated from the disabled list. As Ryan Palencer reported, Dickerson was out with a right heel contusion. Prior to that, he was one of the best hitters in Indianapolis, and a candidate to join the Pirates at some point this season as bench help. **Jake Brigham has been placed on the DL. This explains the move announced earlier that A.J. Morris...

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Pirates Promote A.J. Morris to Indianapolis
Jun06

Pirates Promote A.J. Morris to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher A.J. Morris to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger. #AltoonaCurve RHP A.J. Morris getting promotion to AAA Indianapolis. He's 5-1 with Eastern League best 1.64 ERA. Outstanding season. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) June 6, 2014 The move is somewhat surprising when you consider that Morris wasn’t really considered much of a prospect. He’s 27 years old and was...

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