Pirates Make Eight Roster Cuts, Including Irwin, McGuiness and Morel
Mar21

Pirates Make Eight Roster Cuts, Including Irwin, McGuiness and Morel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made eight roster cuts this morning, with Opening Day just ten days away.¬†Starter Phil Irwin, first baseman Chris McGuiness and third baseman Brent Morel were optioned to Indianapolis.¬†They have also reassigned infielder Chase d’Arnaud and relief pitchers Cody Eppley, Jake Brigham, Josh Kinney and Yao-Hsun Yang. Neal Huntington talked about some of the moves with the media after the moves were...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers
Mar20

Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released four minor league pitchers, Pirates Prospects has learned. They are lefty pitchers Zac Fuesser and Dalton Friend, along with right-handers Kevin Kleis and Ethan Hollingsworth. Fuesser was drafted by the Pirates in the 34th round in 2009 and he signed for a $125,000 bonus. He pitched all of last season with Bradenton, where he had a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings over 37 relief appearances. In both 2011 and...

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Pirates Release Seth McClung
Mar19

Pirates Release Seth McClung

The Pittsburgh Pirates released right-handed pitcher Seth McClung on Wednesday according to the Tampa Bay Times. McClung was signed as a minor league free agent in November. He made one appearance during Spring Training and struck out the side in his only inning of work. McClung spent last year pitching in Mexico and last appeared in the majors in 2009 with the...

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Pirates Option Gregory Polanco and Duke Welker to Indianapolis
Mar14

Pirates Option Gregory Polanco and Duke Welker to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned outfielder Gregory Polanco and right handed pitcher Duke Welker to Indianapolis. The Pirates now have 51 players remaining in camp. Polanco isn’t a surprise to be optioned, since he was expected to start the season in Triple-A. I’d imagine there might be some discussion whether he should have remained in Pittsburgh. I talked about the reasons why the team would send him down earlier...

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Pirates Cut Six Players, Including Jameson Taillon
Mar10

Pirates Cut Six Players, Including Jameson Taillon

The Pirates have cut six players this morning. The following 40 man players have been optioned to the minors. Alen Hanson (Altoona) Casey Sadler (Indianapolis) Joely Rodriguez (Altoona) The Pirates have also reassigned the following players to minor league camp. Matt Hague Carlos Paulino Jameson Taillon

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Pirates Agree to Terms With All of Their Pre-Arbitration Players
Mar06

Pirates Agree to Terms With All of Their Pre-Arbitration Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with all 24 of their pre-arbitration players on the 40-man roster, plus Chase d’Arnaud, who agreed to terms prior to being designated for assignment. This is kind of non-news, since the process of “agreeing to terms” with these players involves the Pirates saying “this is what we’re going to pay you this year”. No terms have been announced, and terms...

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