Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency
Oct06

Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight minor league players and utility player Michael Martinez has elected free agency, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The released players are Matt Curry, Nathan Sopena, Christian Henriquez, Carlos Marquez, Francisco Aponte, Adam Landecker, Candon Myles and Nathan Tomaszewski. First baseman Matt Curry is the biggest player among the group and the only one...

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Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents
Oct06

Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed four minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s transactions page. The players who will be returning to the organization are RHP Collin Balester, RHP Marek Minarik, RHP Tyler Sample, and OF Junior Sosa. Balester was signed by the Pirates last year as a minor league free agent as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Balester spent most of the season rehabbing, and reached as...

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Jose Tabata Designated For Assignment
Oct03

Jose Tabata Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jose Tabata for assignment, according to the MLB.com transactions page (h/t MLBTR). Tabata was outrighted earlier this season, after going unclaimed on waivers. The outfielder is unlikely to be claimed this time around, since the same conditions exist as last time. He’s got a horrible contract, with over $9 M due to him over the next two seasons. He will likely clear waivers, and be...

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Pirates Acquire Preston Guilmet From Orioles
Oct03

Pirates Acquire Preston Guilmet From Orioles

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they acquired right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. Guilmet has pitched in the majors each of the last two seasons, posting a 5.23 ERA in 10.1 innings over ten relief appearances this year. The 27-year-old made four appearances for the Cleveland Indians last year and had a 10.13 ERA in 5.1 innings. He spent most of the last two...

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Vin Mazzaro and Chris McGuiness Elect Free Agency
Oct03

Vin Mazzaro and Chris McGuiness Elect Free Agency

According to the transactions page on MiLB.com, pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Chris McGuiness have both elected to become free agents. McGuiness was recently dropped from the 40-man roster when the Pirates added John Holdzkom to the roster. Mazzaro has been back and forth between the Pirates and Indianapolis over the last two seasons. McGuiness led all Pirates minor league players this year with 31 doubles. The 26-year-old was...

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Pirates Claim Pitcher Chaz Roe, Morton to Disabled List
Sep24

Pirates Claim Pitcher Chaz Roe, Morton to Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed pitcher Chaz Roe off waivers from the New York Yankees and they have placed Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list to make roster space. Roe is a 27-year-old right-hander, who pitched three games in relief for the Yankees this season, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts in two innings. He pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2013, posting a 4.03 ERA in 22.1 innings,...

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