• Barrett Barnes Promoted to West Virginia

    Barrett Barnes has been promoted to West Virginia. The Pirates have promoted Barrett Barnes to West Virginia. Barnes was previously in extended Spring Training getting extra at-bats and recovering from an oblique injury that he had at the end of Spring Training. The at-bats were meant to make up for the lost...

  • Chris Leroux Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

    Chris Leroux has refused a minor league assignment and elected free agency. -Photo by Mark Olson Right-handed pitcher Chris Leroux has cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency, per the Pirates. Leroux was designated for assignment last week when the club brought up Bryan Morris to take his spot in the...

  • Pirates Option Bryan Morris to Triple-A, Call Up Vin Mazzaro

    Bryan Morris is going back to Triple-A. The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned Bryan Morris to Triple-A. Morris threw three shutout innings last night in his 2013 debut in the majors. However, the bullpen has been overworked, and the Pirates need relievers....

  • Alex Presley Promoted, Irwin Demoted

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Alex Presley and sent down pitcher Phil Irwin. Presley has been playing in AAA  for Indianapolis, where he was hitting .357 through seven games, with two doubles,a homer and six runs scored. Irwin started yesterday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, going 4.2 innings in the come-from-behind...

  • Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Indianapolis

    Brandon Cumpton has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pirates have promoted Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. The Indians have been short in terms of pitchers. They've seen almost all of their relievers throw multiple innings over the last two days. Phil Irwin was supposed to start today, but was promoted to the majors....

  • Pirates Recall Irwin, Option Josh Harrison to Triple-A

    Phil Irwin is officially today's starter. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Phil Irwin from Triple-A, and have optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. They've also officially announced Irwin as today's starter. Since Irwin is a spot starter, I'd expect him to go back down after the game, with a position player coming up...

  • Tim Alderson Promoted to Indianapolis, McPherson to the DL

    Kyle McPherson has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson to Indianapolis. They've also placed Kyle McPherson on the Triple-A disabled list. McPherson had a pretty rough outing last night, giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear what his injury is...

  • Minor Moves: Kyle Waldrop Added to Indianapolis Roster

    Kyle Waldrop has been added to the Indianapolis roster. Following the promotion of Bryan Morris to the majors, Kyle Waldrop has been added to the Indianapolis Indians roster. Waldrop is an extreme ground ball pitcher, getting rates of around 70% in his career. He was invited to major league camp, then didn't...

  • Pirates Recall Bryan Morris, DFA Chris Leroux

    Bryan Morris has been recalled. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Bryan Morris and designated Chris Leroux for assignment, per a team press release. Morris will be active for tonight's game. The Pirates have a somewhat depleted bullpen right now. Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez both went multiple innings earlier in the week...

  • Pirates Sign Kurt Yacko

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Kurt Yacko, Pirates Prospects has learned. Yacko showed up on the extended Spring Training roster, a week after it was announced that he was released from the Colorado Rockies organization. Yacko has a career 3.31 ERA in 294 innings, with a 9.7 K/9 and a...

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