Pirates Sign Another Minor League Catcher
Dec03

Pirates Sign Another Minor League Catcher

Baseball America has released their latest minor league transactions, with two signings by the Pittsburgh Pirates. I wrote about the first move yesterday, with the Pirates signing right-handed pitcher Marek Minarik. The move we didn’t hear about was the addition of catcher Ralph Henriquez. Henriquez spent the 2013 season playing Independent ball. Prior to that he spent eight seasons in minor league ball, playing with Houston,...

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Pirates Tender All Eligible Players, Including Travis Snider
Dec03

Pirates Tender All Eligible Players, Including Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered all of their eligible players, including Travis Snider. Snider looked like a non-tender candidate, especially with Jose Tabata, Andrew Lambo and Jaff Decker on the 40-man roster. The Pirates can still try and work out a trade at some point this off-season. He is projected to make $1.4 M in arbitration. Along with Snider, the Pirates tendered offers to everyone else currently on the 40-man roster....

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Pirates Sign Pitcher From Czech Republic
Dec02

Pirates Sign Pitcher From Czech Republic

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Marek Minarik from the Czech Republic, according to Mister Baseball (h/t imokemp). Minarik’s deal is pending his visa being processed, and he should report to Bradenton for minor league Spring Training. He’s 6′ 7″, 195 pounds, and will be 21 in 2014. He has played in pro ball before, spending two years with the Phillies in 2011 and 2012. In that time he...

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Pirates Acquire Chris Stewart From the Yankees
Dec02

Pirates Acquire Chris Stewart From the Yankees

According to Buster Olney, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to acquiring New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart. The Pirates are on the verge of acquiring catcher Chris Stewart from the Yankees. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 2, 2013 Stewart is a 31 year old catcher and is arbitration eligible for the first time this off-season. He doesn’t do much with the bat, hitting for a career .214/.287/.288 line in 645 career...

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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents
Nov26

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of two minor league free agents, right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley and catcher Nevin Ashley. Both were signed to minor league contracts and received non-roster invitations to Spring Training. Cody Eppley is 28 years old, 6’5″ righty with major league experience each of the last three years. He fits the Pirates mold of ground ball pitchers, posting a GO/AO ratio above 2.50 in...

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Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson
Nov25

Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Alex Dickerson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker and Mikolas were recently designated for assignment by the Padres. Decker was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, and was one of the top 100 prospects in the game in...

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