Pirates Sign 30th Round Pick Will Kendall
Jun28

Pirates Sign 30th Round Pick Will Kendall

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 30th round pick from this year’s amateur draft, left-handed pitcher Will Kendall out of Auburn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kendall was a junior this season, coming off Tommy John Surgery, which cut short an impressive sophomore season. He was 4-0, 1.88 in six starts and three relief appearances when the injury occurred last year. Kendall had a .226 BAA and 1.02 WHIP last...

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Tony Sanchez Returns to Triple-A, Pirates Recall Josh Harrison
Jun28

Tony Sanchez Returns to Triple-A, Pirates Recall Josh Harrison

The Pirates announced they have optioned Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday and recalled infielder Josh Harrison. Sanchez, 25, was called up one week ago to start as designated hitter for two games the Pirates were scheduled to play against left-handed pitchers, but Angels lefty Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list with an injury. Sanchez started one game in Anaheim against right-hander Joe Blanton and one game...

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Jeanmar Gomez Activated From the DL; Duke Welker Optioned
Jun26

Jeanmar Gomez Activated From the DL; Duke Welker Optioned

The Pirates have activated Jeanmar Gomez from the disabled list and have optioned Duke Welker to Triple-A. We knew Gomez was going to be activated today, as he was scheduled to start against the Mariners and Felix Hernandez. Welker being optioned isn’t a big surprise. He was the last guy added to the bullpen, and it would have been him or Ryan Reid. Reid will eventually go down when one of Wandy Rodriguez or A.J. Burnett...

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Minor Moves: Tabata Begins Rehab Assignment; Ali Solis to Indianapolis
Jun21

Minor Moves: Tabata Begins Rehab Assignment; Ali Solis to Indianapolis

Along with the promotion of Tony Sanchez to the majors, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also promoted catcher Ali Solis to Indianapolis. Solis is a strong defensive catcher who the Pirates claimed off waivers from San Diego over the off-season, then outrighted to Triple-A. He’s been out for most of the year with back problems. The Pirates have also sent Jose Tabata to Indianapolis to start a rehab assignment. That’s a good...

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Pirates Sign Neil Kozikowski to Over-Slot Deal
Jun21

Pirates Sign Neil Kozikowski to Over-Slot Deal

UPDATE FRIDAY 6:31 PM: The Pirates have officially announced the deal, as expected. They also made the signing of 22nd round pick Henry Hirsch official, which we reported earlier today. MONDAY: The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to an over-slot deal with eighth round pick Neil Kozikowski, Pirates Prospects has learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions. The deal is for $425,000, which is over the $155,400 slot price for...

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Pirates Sign 22nd Round Pick Henry Hirsch
Jun21

Pirates Sign 22nd Round Pick Henry Hirsch

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Henry Hirsch, their 22nd round draft pick from the 2013 draft. He has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League roster. Hirsch pitched for the University of New Haven this season, making eight starts and three relief appearances.  He went 4-3, 3.81 in 59 innings, with 60 strikeouts, a 1.44 WHIP and a .283 BAA. Hirsch is the 18th player to sign with the Pirates from this year’s...

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