• Minor Moves: Tim Alderson to Indianapolis, Quinton Miller to Altoona

    Quinton Miller has been promoted to Altoona. The Pirates have made the following minor league pitching moves, most likely as a chain reaction to the Duke Welker promotion. **Tim Alderson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Alderson has been with Indianapolis once already this year, and gave up one run in...

  • Duke Welker Officially Recalled, Josh Harrison Optioned

    Duke Welker has been officially promoted. The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially recalled right-handed pitcher Duke Welker. To make room they've optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. This is Getting Old first reported yesterday that Duke Welker was on his way to Pittsburgh. Welker has been on the 40-man roster for the last year, and is...

  • Duke Welker Heading to Pittsburgh

    Duke Welker is heading to Pittsburgh. The guys over at This is Getting Old are reporting that Duke Welker is on his way to Pittsburgh, and likely to officially join the team after Jeanmar Gomez makes his start tonight. Gomez would be unavailable for a few days after the start, which would...

  • Minor Moves: Matt Curry to the DL, More Altoona Moves

    Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list. Photo Credit: David Hague The Altoona Curve announced a series of moves via press release today: **Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list right a right hand injury, retroactive May 5th. **Oscar Tejeda has been assigned to Indianapolis. **Justin Howard and...

  • Zack Dodson Activated, Starting Today For Bradenton

    Zack Dodson has been activated and will start for Bradenton today. The Bradenton Marauders have activated left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson, and will have him starting today's game against Dunedin. Dodson finished his 50-game suspension earlier this week, but wasn't able to start until the weekend due to a start in extended Spring...

  • Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL

    Barrett Barnes has been placed on the DL. Catching up on some minor league moves: **The West Virginia Power have placed Barrett Barnes on the 7-day disabled list. As Tom Bragg reported on Wednesday, Barnes had a hamstring injury. The DL placement was retroactive May 2nd. **After Jordy Mercer was promoted to...

  • Pirates Sign Jeff Gibbs

    According to Baseball America's latest minor league transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jeff Gibbs. Gibbs was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 18th. Gibbs was a ninth round pick in the 2012 draft. He sits in the low-90s and can reach the mid-90s, with an average slider and change....

  • Neil Walker to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    Jordy Mercer could be joining the Pirates. Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that Jordy Mercer is likely joining the Pirates. https://twitter.com/DanZangrilli/status/330379233136373761 No word on what the corresponding move would be. The two possibilities that come to mind would be Neil Walker to the disabled list, or releasing John McDonald. I...

  • Pirates Add Jose Contreras, Option Jared Hughes

    Jose Contreras has been added to the Pirates' roster. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras. To make room, they've optioned Jared Hughes to Triple-A. We heard earlier in the week that Contreras would be added to the roster on Friday. He's been throwing well...

  • Pirates DFA Jonathan Sanchez, Recall Bryan Morris

    Jonathan Sanchez has been designated for assignment. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and have recalled Bryan Morris. The move is likely to be a temporary one for Morris, for reasons I listed in last night's First Pitch. The club will have Jose Contreras, Francisco...

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