Pirates Claim RHP Josh Lindblom From the Athletics, Outright Angel Sanchez
Dec08

Pirates Claim RHP Josh Lindblom From the Athletics, Outright Angel Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom from the Oakland Athletics, and have outrighted right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez off the 40-man roster to Indianapolis. The 40-man roster was at 39 before the move, so the decision to outright Sanchez was interesting. That could be a move designed to select a player in the Rule 5 draft later in the week. Lindblom has 136.2 innings in the majors, mostly as a...

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Pirates Add Kevin Young and Grady Little to the Front Office
Dec08

Pirates Add Kevin Young and Grady Little to the Front Office

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made two additions to the front office today. Bill Brink first reported that the team added former first baseman Kevin Young as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff. Kevin Young has joined #Pirates' baseball operations staff as a special assistant. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) December 8, 2014 The first thing you usually think about with Young is how his extension really hurt the...

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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents
Dec06

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The first player that is new to the list is actually a former player, Francisco Diaz. Diaz is a catcher who was eligible for minor league free agency this off-season. He has mostly played the lower levels, and profiles as an organizational player. It’s possible that he’s returning as a...

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Pirates Sign Left-Hander Clayton Richard to a Minor League Deal
Dec03

Pirates Sign Left-Hander Clayton Richard to a Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left-hander Clayton Richard to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League camp. Richard missed a lot of the 2014 season after recovering from AC joint surgery in 2013, and thoracic outlet surgery during the 2013-14 off-season. He signed a minor league deal with Arizona mid-season, but only made four appearances between Double-A and Triple-A, with poor results as a starter. Richard has a...

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Pirates Non-Tender Chaz Roe and Gaby Sanchez; Tender Every Other Eligible Player
Dec03

Pirates Non-Tender Chaz Roe and Gaby Sanchez; Tender Every Other Eligible Player

The Pittsburgh Pirates have non-tendered right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe and first baseman Gaby Sanchez, making them free agents. They have tendered every other eligible player on the roster, including the 11 arbitration eligible players. Sanchez was designated for assignment yesterday to make room for Sean Rodriguez on the 40-man roster. Chaz Roe was out of options, and was going to eventually get removed from the 40-man roster, since...

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Pirates Sign Gorkys Hernandez and Deibinson Romero
Dec01

Pirates Sign Gorkys Hernandez and Deibinson Romero

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and third baseman Deibinson Romero to minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Romero is 28 years old and spent the 2014 season in the Twins organization, where he hit .265/.364/.406 in 123 games for AAA Rochester. He has spent nine seasons in the Twins system and hasn’t made the Majors yet. He plays almost exclusively at third base, seeing some...

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