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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Pirates Activate A.J. Burnett; Option Ryan Reid to Indianapolis
Jul07

Pirates Activate A.J. Burnett; Option Ryan Reid to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett from the disabled list and have optioned Ryan Reid to make room. Burnett will make the start today in Chicago after missing the last month with a leg injury. It’s good for the Pirates to have Burnett back in the rotation, as it adds some depth. Jeanmar Gomez has already been bumped from the rotation to the bullpen. I’m sure this will begin the...

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2013 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter Retires After One Game
Jul07

2013 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter Retires After One Game

The Pirates drafted Max Rossiter last year in the 32nd round, but he decided not to sign and went back to Arizona State for his senior year. They took him again this year in the 15th round, and this time they signed him. Rossiter went to Jamestown, where he went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in his debut on June 19th. That was his only game as a pro. He’s currently listed on the Voluntarily Retired List. From what I’ve...

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Pirates Sign Seven More International Players
Jul04

Pirates Sign Seven More International Players

After we heard about the two high profile signings from yesterday, shortstop Adrian Valerio and outfielder Edinson Lantigua, the Pirates also announced the signings of seven more players today. These players are all slightly older players, eligible to sign prior to this July 2nd signing period. They are shortstop Luis Perez, second baseman Raul Siri, lefty pitcher Christian Mota and right-handers Ramon Garcia, Junior Lopez, Julian...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers
Jul04

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers

I posted some of the minor league moves earlier this morning, but there have been more moves and a few more players released in the lower levels of the system this afternoon. Here are the latest moves: **Chris Lashmet was released. Lashmet had a .198/.295/.274 line in 106 at-bats this year for the Marauders. He’s a big guy at 6′ 4″, 230 pounds, but never used that size to hit for power, with a career .307 slugging...

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