• 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...

  • 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...

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