Pirates Agree to One Year Deal With Edinson Volquez
Dec11

Pirates Agree to One Year Deal With Edinson Volquez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with Edinson Volquez, according to Ken Rosenthal. Sources: #Pirates, free-agent RHP Edinson Volquez in agreement on one-year, $5M contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2013 I’m not sure what this says about the future of A.J. Burnett. Neal Huntington has said in the past that the Pirates could add a bounce back candidate and still...

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Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension
Dec11

Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension

  Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have given Charlie Morton a three year extension that is worth $21 M. The deal could be worth up to $30 M, as Morton has an option for a fourth season. The contract breaks down as follows: 2014: $4 M 2015: $8 M 2016: $8 M 2017: $9.5 M + $500,000 in potential incentives ($1 M buyout) If Morton is traded, the club option turns into a mutual option, although Morton...

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Pirates Send Kyle Haynes to the Yankees in the Chris Stewart Trade
Dec11

Pirates Send Kyle Haynes to the Yankees in the Chris Stewart Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher Kyle Haynes to the New York Yankees to complete the Chris Stewart trade. Haynes was a 20th round draft pick in 2012, and put up some strong numbers this year. He had a 2.38 ERA in 83.1 innings with West Virginia, spending most of the season in the bullpen, but moving to the rotation at the end of the year. Haynes wasn’t in our top 50 prospects in the 2014 Prospect Guide, but...

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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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