Pirates Call Up Kris Johnson, Kyle Farnsworth, and Travis Snider
Sep01

Pirates Call Up Kris Johnson, Kyle Farnsworth, and Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up three players today with rosters expanding beyond 25-men. Kris Johnson has been recalled from Indianapolis, and will make the start in today’s game against the Cardinals. Travis Snider was activated from his rehab assignment. The Pirates also purchased the contract of relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. The Pirates had an open spot on the 40-man roster, so they don’t need to make a...

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Duke Welker is Reportedly the PTBNL in the Justin Morneau Trade
Aug31

Duke Welker is Reportedly the PTBNL in the Justin Morneau Trade

Tom Singer reports that MLB.com sources say Duke Welker is the player to be named later in the Justin Morneau trade. The Pirates sent Alex Presley and a PTBNL to acquire Morneau earlier today. After the trade, Neal Huntington said that the PTBNL would be a “legitimate piece”. Welker is certainly a legitimate piece, as he throws upper 90s with a good breaking ball. However, if your view on relievers is that they’re...

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Gregory Polanco Promoted to Indianapolis
Aug31

Gregory Polanco Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted top hitting prospect Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Cory Giger reports. #AltoonaCurve OF Gregory Polanco, one of the #Pirates prized prospects, has been promoted to AAA Indy. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) September 1, 2013 This move comes just in time for the Indianapolis playoff run. Polanco had a .263/.354/.407 line with six homers in 243 at-bats with Altoona. The numbers weren’t the...

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Pirates Call Up Stolmy Pimentel, Option Jared Hughes and Andrew Lambo
Aug31

Pirates Call Up Stolmy Pimentel, Option Jared Hughes and Andrew Lambo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Stolmy Pimentel, and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Altoona. They also optioned Andrew Lambo to Altoona to make room for Justin Morneau. Pimentel being added to the roster today means that he would be on the playoff roster, while Hughes and Lambo won’t be eligible. They could always join the Pirates as flex options, since the Pirates will have at least three spots that they can...

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Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau For Alex Presley
Aug31

Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Justin Morneau for Alex Presley, per Ken Rosenthal. Source: #Pirates acquire Morneau from #Twins for OF Alex Presley. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2013 We heard earlier that the Pirates were still trying for Morneau, and that they were willing to take on money. No word on what the cost for Morneau would be, but even if they took on the entire salary it wouldn’t matter....

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Russ Canzler Outrighted to Triple-A
Aug30

Russ Canzler Outrighted to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted infielder Russ Canzler to Triple-A, per MLBTR. Canzler was placed on waivers earlier in the week to clear 40-man space for Marlon Byrd and John Buck. He was originally acquired via trade over the summer from the Orioles in exchange for Tim Alderson. Canzler has a history of hitting lefties, and he could be an option off the bench in September. However, now that he’s off the 40-man, he...

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