Mike Zagurski Elects Free Agency
Jun19

Mike Zagurski Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Mike Zagurski for assignment last week to make room on the roster for Brandon Cumpton. Today the lefty cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Pirates fans probably won’t want to see Zagurski around after his struggles in the majors, but the Indianapolis pitching staff has been very depleted with all of the call-ups and injuries. At the...

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Minor Moves: Jerry Sands to the DL; Allie, Castro, Heredia Official
Jun19

Minor Moves: Jerry Sands to the DL; Allie, Castro, Heredia Official

Here are the minor league moves from this afternoon. **Jerry Sands has been placed on the Indianapolis DL, and the move has been backdated to June 17th. No word on the injury, although the minors only have a seven day DL, so the fact that this is backdated indicates that he won’t be out long. According to the comments below, he had a hamstring issue. **Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to take his place on the roster....

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Pirates Officially Sign Reese McGuire
Jun18

Pirates Officially Sign Reese McGuire

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be signing first round pick Reese McGuire┬átoday. Today the Pirates made the move official. No word yet on the bonus, although McGuire was expected to sign for close to slot. The catcher will head to the Gulf Coast League, which begins on Friday. After the draft, Jessica Quiroli reported that McGuire had made the decision to go pro. He couldn’t sign until after his high school...

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Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Jose Contreras last week, but have signed him back to a minor league deal, according to an Indianapolis Indians press release. Contreras was given his outright release to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. After the release, Neal Huntington noted that he might have needed more time in Triple-A to rehab his arm after an elbow injury last year. Contreras will serve as bullpen depth out of Triple-A,...

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Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. #Pirates first-round pick Reese McGuire is on a plane to Pittsburgh and will take physical & sign tomorrow, according to McGuire's HS coach — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 17, 2013 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign after...

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Luis Heredia is Leaving For West Virginia Tomorrow

Luis Heredia made his final start in extended Spring Training today against the Baltimore Orioles’ minor leaguers. Heredia went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. The right-hander will fly to West Virginia tomorrow, where he will join the roster after the All-Star break. The post-break rotation hasn’t been set yet, so no word on when Heredia will throw. He won’t throw...

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