• Eliecer Navarro to be Promoted to Altoona

    Eliecer Navarro will be promoted to Altoona. The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote left-hander Eliecer Navarro to Altoona this week. John Eshleman was covering the Altoona Curve tonight, and Navarro was with the team. He is expected to make his first start this week, which will probably come on Tuesday. Navarro had a...

  • Pirates Add Cumpton to 40-Man Roster; DFA Mike Zagurski

    Mike Zagurski has been designated for assignment. (Photo by: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to the 40-man roster for his start tonight. To make room, they have designated left-handed Mike Zagurski for assignment. The DFA of Zagurski also clears a spot for Cumpton on the 25-man...

  • Pirates Sign Five Draft Picks, Including 2nd Rounder Blake Taylor

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of five picks from the 2013 MLB draft. The picks are as follows. 2nd Round - Blake Taylor, LHP 5th Round - Trae Arbet, SS 10th Round - Shane Carle, RHP 13th Round - Danny Collins, 1B 15th Round - Max Rossiter, C We...

  • Pirates to Sign 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign 15th round pick Max Rossiter, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rossiter is a college senior from Arizona State, so the agreement between the two sides isn't a surprise. The Pirates took him last year in the 32nd round, but he returned to college for his senior...

  • Pirates Announce the Signing of Ten Draft Picks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of ten draft picks. The picks are as follows: 4th Round - Cody Dickson 9th Round - Chad Kuhl 12th Round - Beau Wallace 17th Round - Justin Topa 18th Round - Jeff Roy 19th Round - Brett McKinney 21st Round - Adam Landecker 23rd...

  • A.J. Burnett Placed on 15-Day DL, Contreras Released, Morton Activated

    Jose Contreras appeared in seven games for the Pirates. The Pirates have released Jose Contreras, placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list and activated Charlie Morton, all moves on right-handed pitchers to allow Morton to start Thursday night. Burnett has a right calf strain that he told the team about Wednesday...

  • Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

    Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Altoona. According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona. https://twitter.com/ProfessorParks/status/345286134898774016 Polanco has been having a great season, hitting for a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats, with 17 doubles and six homers. The offensive numbers are even more impressive when you...

  • Pirates to Sign 4th Round Pick Cody Dickson

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates will sign fourth round pick Cody Dickson. https://twitter.com/jimcallisBA/status/345206776397963264 The $375 K is under the $429,200 slot price for the fourth round, leaving the Pirates with some extra money for a later round pick. Dickson is a left-hander who throws 90-95 MPH with...

  • Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick Justin Maffei

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 25th round pick Justin Maffei, according to Maffei on Twitter. https://twitter.com/J__Maffei/status/344943718396223489 Maffei is a center fielder from the University of San Francisco. He had a .292/.362/.399 line in 253 at-bats this year, with five homers. He had good speed, and was effective on the bases with 76...

  • Pirates Sign 9th Round Pick Chad Kuhl, 19th Round Pick Brett McKinney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 9th round pick Chad Kuhl, and 19th round pick Brett McKinney, Pirates Prospects has learned. Both will be heading to Jamestown. Kuhl is a 6' 3", 215 pound right-hander. He relies mainly on a low-90s sinker, which he uses to get groundballs.  He also throws a curve...

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