• Minor Moves: Holmes Off DL, d’Arnaud Starts Rehab

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a handful of minor league moves today involving West Virginia and Bradenton. d'Arnaud makes his season debut today Clay Holmes was activated off the disabled list and will start tonight. He had a minor ankle injury. He last pitched eight days ago. To make room for Holmes,...

  • Jonathan Sanchez Signs With the Dodgers

    The Dodgers signed Jonathan Sanchez. Photo credit: David Hague The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/334750276802207746 What this means for the Pirates is that the Dodgers assume a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary for Sanchez. That means the Pirates are off the hook for...

  • John McDonald to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    Jordy Mercer is back with the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis. There were a lot of words written last week about Jordy Mercer being sent down. A lot of those words came...

  • Minor Moves: Jake Burnette Added to West Virginia, Clay Holmes to the DL

    Jake Burnette has been added to the West Virginia roster. The West Virginia Power have added Jake Burnette to their roster, and will have the right-hander starting tonight. Clay Holmes has been added to the disabled list, retroactive May 9th. No word on the injury to Holmes, although hopefully it explains his...

  • Pirates Reinstate Walker, Option Jordy Mercer

    Neil Walker has been reinstated from the 15-day DL. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list, and have optioned Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. We all saw this move coming, and I made my thoughts known on the subject last night. And the night...

  • Tony Sanchez Sent Back to Indianapolis

    Tony Sanchez was sent back to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't end up needing Tony Sanchez. The catcher was brought up on the taxi squad yesterday, which gave the Pirates until 10:10 AM this morning to make a decision on him. Sanchez was added mostly as an option in case the Pirates...

  • Pirates Activate Francisco Liriano, Option Duke Welker

    Francisco Liriano has been activated for his start today. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-hander Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Duke Welker to Triple-A. Welker was recalled earlier this week to add some bullpen depth after Jeanmar Gomez...

  • Minor Moves: Jason Townsend Activated From DL, Cesar Lopez to Bradenton

    Jason Townsend has been activated from the Altoona DL. Here are the latest minor league transactions. **Altoona has placed Jeff Inman and Justin Howard on the disabled list. Jason Townsend has been activated from the disabled list and Zach Thornton has been promoted from Bradenton. **Bradenton added Cesar Lopez from extended Spring...

  • Pirates Release Jonathan Sanchez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released pitcher Jonathan Sanchez after he cleared waivers. In four starts and one relief appearance for Pittsburgh this season, he went 0-3, 11.85, giving up 25 hits and eight walks in just 13.2 innings. The Pirates designated him for assignment on April 30th. The Pirates will be responsible...

  • 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...

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