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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Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery
Jun06

Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery

Yesterday it was reported that Vin Mazzaro had been outrighted to Indianapolis, and that Duke Welker appeared to have Tommy John surgery. The Pirates just issued a press release saying that Mazzaro has accepted his assignment to Indianapolis, while confirming the surgery for Welker. This is the third time that Mazzaro has been outrighted to Triple-A, and the second time this year. He could have declined the assignment to become a free...

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Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A
Jun05

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

According to Zach Links of MLBTR, Vin Mazzaro is currently on outright waivers and a decision on his placement is expected today. DFA'd 11 days ago, #Pirates Vin Mazzaro is still on outright waivers, I'm told. Full resolution will happen today #MLB — Zach Links (@ZachLinks) June 5, 2014 Mazzaro was designated for assignment 11 days ago, and Links speculates that the reasoning for the extra day could have been due to the...

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Pirates Claim Pitcher Wirfin Obispo From Atlanta Braves
Jun01

Pirates Claim Pitcher Wirfin Obispo From Atlanta Braves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-handed pitcher Wirfin Obispo from the Atlanta Braves and assigned him to Indianapolis. The 29-year-old was pitching for AAA Gwinnett this season, where he had a 4.66 ERA in 19.1 innings over 19 appearances, with 21 strikeouts, no homers allowed and a .233 BAA. Obispo pitched in Japan from 2007-2011, before returning to the minor leagues for the Cincinnati Reds in 2012. He spent all of last...

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Casey Sadler Takes Roster Spot of Bryan Morris
Jun01

Casey Sadler Takes Roster Spot of Bryan Morris

Following the trade of Bryan Morris to the Miami Marlins, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Casey Sadler to take his place on the major league roster. Sadler was pulled from his last start while he was in the bullpen warming up on Friday, so there may have been an indication at that time that a deal was going to be made. Sadler pitched twice for the Pirates earlier this month out of the bullpen. He threw a total of four scoreless...

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