Pirates Option Tony Sanchez to Altoona
Aug28

Pirates Option Tony Sanchez to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Altoona to make room for Marlon Byrd and John Buck on the 25-man roster, per Michael Sanserino. They still need to option one more player. Normally the Pirates would need to wait ten days until they could recall Sanchez from optional assignment. However, by optioning him to Altoona, they can recall him on Tuesday when the Double-A season is over. There is still one more move...

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Pirates DFA Russ Canzler, Add Kyle McPherson to 60-Day DL
Aug27

Pirates DFA Russ Canzler, Add Kyle McPherson to 60-Day DL

To make room for Marlon Byrd and John Buck on the 40-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Russ Canzler for assignment and have placed Kyle McPherson on the 60-day disabled list. To add McPherson to the 60-day DL they had to recall him. Canzler was added back in July from Baltimore for Tim Alderson. He’s an infielder who can hit left-handed pitching. If he clears waivers he could still be an option for the Pirates...

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Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck for Dilson Herrera
Aug27

Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck for Dilson Herrera

  The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the New York Mets, according to Adam Rubin. Source: John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 27, 2013 We heard earlier that an unknown team claimed Marlon Byrd, and obviously that team is the Pirates. Joel Sherman speculated today that the Pirates could also be interested in Buck, due to their need for catching....

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Pirates Call Up Felix Pie; Ryan Reid Optioned; Wandy Rodriguez to 60-Day
Aug21

Pirates Call Up Felix Pie; Ryan Reid Optioned; Wandy Rodriguez to 60-Day

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Felix Pie and have added him to tonight’s lineup, batting leadoff and playing left-field. Ryan Reid is expected to be optioned to make room for Pie on the 25-man roster. No word on the 40-man roster move, which needs to be made since Pie isn’t currently on the 40-man. More to come as information becomes available. UPDATE 3:50 PM: Pie doesn’t have the best numbers with...

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Ryan Reid Called Up from Triple-A, Kris Johnson Demoted
Aug19

Ryan Reid Called Up from Triple-A, Kris Johnson Demoted

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid joins the Pirates’ roster for their California road trip to provide relief for a tired bullpen. The Bucs optioned left-hander Kris Johnson to Indianapolis to make room for Reid following Johnson’s strong six innings Sunday afternoon. Reid allowed only two runs over his 11 Major League innings this season for Pittsburgh, striking out seven batters and walking three. In a larger Triple-A sample...

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Pirates Acquire Pitcher Doug Mathis From the Marlins
Aug18

Pirates Acquire Pitcher Doug Mathis From the Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right handed pitcher Doug Mathis from the Marlins for a PTBNL or cash. Mathis has spent parts of three seasons in the majors, combining for a 4.84 ERA in 87.1 innings, with a 4.5 K/9 and a 3.6 BB/9. His last season in the majors was in 2010 at the age of 27. This year he has been pitching in Triple-A, with a 3.85 ERA in 114.2 innings, along with a 6.7 K/9 and a 4.2 BB/9. The Pirates will most...

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