Pirates Acquire Infielder Robert Andino From Mariners

The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle...

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Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header
Jul30

Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header

Brandon Cumpton has been named the starter for game two of today’s double header. Earlier today David Todd of ESPN 970 first reported today that he was hearing Cumpton would be joining the Pirates. Source tells me Brandon Cumpton joining #Pirates today. If verified he would start game 2. Expect Martin to catch AJ. Sanchez to catch Cump. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) July 30, 2013 This isn’t a surprise, since the...

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Pirates Place McKenry on the DL, Recall Alex Presley
Jul29

Pirates Place McKenry on the DL, Recall Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Alex Presley. McKenry was placed on the DL with a left knee sprain, retroactive July 28th. It was expected that he would go on the DL yesterday when Tony Sanchez came up, but instead Travis Snider went on the DL. In the grand scheme of things, the Pirates swapped out McKenry and Snider for Sanchez and Presley. That might provide a...

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Alen Hanson Promoted To Altoona
Jul28

Alen Hanson Promoted To Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Alen Hanson to Altoona. He left today’s Bradenton game in the fourth inning. With Bradenton, Hanson hit .281 in 92 games, with 23 doubles, eight triples, seven homers and 24 stolen bases. Alen Hanson came into this season as the Pirates fourth rated prospect, though some people had the 20-year-old switch-hitter rated ahead of Gregory Polanco. Hanson started the season off slowly,...

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Minor Moves: Casey Sadler Activated off the Altoona DL
Jul28

Minor Moves: Casey Sadler Activated off the Altoona DL

Here are the minor league moves from this afternoon. **Casey Sadler has been activated off the Altoona disabled list. Sadler had been out since June 30th, when he took a line drive off the knee. He was on the DL with a contusion. On the season he has a 3.38 ERA in 96 innings, with a 54:25 K/BB ratio. He will be starting today’s game for Altoona. **Ali Solis was promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. He was sent down to Altoona...

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Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez
Jul28

Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list due to discomfort in his left big toe. Tony Sanchez has been recalled to take Snider’s spot. The expectation was that Sanchez could have replaced McKenry or Martin, who both experienced left knee injuries this weekend. The announcement of Snider is a surprise. It gives the Pirates an extra catcher for the next few games with Martin and McKenry banged...

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