Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis
Jul14

Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis

Two pitchers have moved up in the Pittsburgh Pirates system today, while two players at the upper level flip roster spots again. Left-hander Thomas Harlan has been promoted to the Bradenton Marauders, while righty Cesar Lopez has taken his spot on the West Virginia Power roster. No corresponding moves have been announced for Bradenton yet to open up a spot for Harlan, or with Jamestown to fill the spot of Lopez. Thomas Harlan is a big...

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Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal
Jul12

Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with 11th round pick Erich Weiss, according to Weiss on Twitter. So thankful that the Pirates have given me the opportunity to chase my dream!! Can't wait to get started! UT has been great, I will miss it! — Erich Weiss (@ErichWeiss6) July 7, 2013 Weiss had good numbers in his first two years with Texas, then slumped in his junior year, which could have been the reason he dropped...

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Pirates Acquire Russ Canzler For Tim Alderson
Jul12

Pirates Acquire Russ Canzler For Tim Alderson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired 1B/OF Russ Canzler from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Tim Alderson. Canzler is on the 40-man roster, and to make room the Pirates placed James McDonald on the 60-day DL. The Pirates have sent Canzler to Triple-A. In his career in the majors, Canzler has a .271/.304/.396 line in 96 at-bats. In the minors this year he has a .276/.369/.430 line in 323 at-bats in Triple-A....

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Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock From Nationals
Jul10

Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock From Nationals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Brian Bocock from the Washington Nationals. Bocock is the player to be named later from the Brian Jeroloman trade earlier this year. Ivan De Jesus has also been placed on the temporary inactive list (bereavement) and Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Bocock is an organizational guy. He has had 44 at-bats in Triple-A this year for Washington, with a .495 OPS. He...

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Minor Moves: d’Arnaud to the Triple-A DL, Sands Activated for Indianapolis
Jul08

Minor Moves: d’Arnaud to the Triple-A DL, Sands Activated for Indianapolis

A few minor league disabled list updates for Indianapolis this afternoon. **Chase d’Arnaud has been placed on the disabled list, retro July 5th. **Brett Carroll has also been placed on the disabled list. **Jerry Sands has been activated from the DL. No word on the injuries to d’Arnaud or Carroll. Sands hit two homers during his rehab work in the GCL.

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Pirates Sign 7th Round Pick Buddy Borden
Jul08

Pirates Sign 7th Round Pick Buddy Borden

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 7th round pick Buddy Borden, according to Jim Callis. #Pirates sign 7th-rder Buddy Borden for $180,400. UNLV RHP, 90-92 mph fastball that reaches 95. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) July 8, 2013 Borden was the last of the top ten round picks to sign. He was seeking an over-slot deal, but ended up signing for exactly slot. It’s possible that he was also holding out for slot, since a...

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