• Pirates Acquire Another Minor League Catcher

    Troy Snitker, left, talking to Dave Valesente. The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for another minor league catcher. This time it's Troy Snitker, who was acquired from Atlanta for cash considerations a few days ago. So I guess technically, Brian Jeroloman is the "another catcher" since Snitker was added first. I saw Snitker...

  • Pirates Acquire Brian Jeroloman

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Jeroloman will go to Indianapolis. The Pirates claimed him last off-season from Toronto, then lost him on waivers to Toronto later in the off-season. His player page, from his brief time in the system, can be seen...

  • Clint Robinson Claimed by the Blue Jays

    Per the Toronto Blue Jays' Twitter account, first baseman Clint Robinson was claimed off waivers today. https://twitter.com/BlueJays/status/317718325805330432 It seems like Toronto always claims Pirates players on waivers. I'm not sure yet how this will impact Matt Curry, who was bumped to Double-A due to Robinson, Matt Hague, and Jared Goedert playing the...

  • Pirates Designate Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson For Assignment

    Clint Robinson was designated for assignment for Brandon Inge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40-man roster today. To make room, the team designated Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was DFAd to make room for Inge, while Strickland was DFAd for Sanchez. The...

  • Pirates Make What Appears to be Final Cuts

    Kyle McPherson was optioned to Triple-A today. The Pittsburgh Pirates made the following moves this morning: Optioned Kyle McPherson, Alex Presley, and Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. Re-assigned Lucas May, Ryan Reid, Mike Zagurski, Carlos Paulino, Vin Mazzaro, and Felix Pie to minor league camp. That leaves 26 active players in camp, although...

  • Brandon Inge Makes The Team, But Could Start on the DL

    Brandon Inge made the team today. After committing to Jonathan Sanchez for the Opening Day roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a commitment to Brandon Inge for a roster spot. The team had until noon today to make a decision on Inge, or allow him to walk as a major league free agent....

  • Jonathan Sanchez Will Open the Season as the Fourth Starter

    Jonathan Sanchez will open the year as the fourth starter. Today was the deadline for the Pittsburgh Pirates to make a decision on left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. Early this morning Sanchez and his agent met in Clint Hurdle's office with Hurdle and Neal Huntington. The Pirates decided to add Sanchez to the...

  • Pirates Release Six Minor League Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates released six minor leaguers this morning. Details on each player below. Logan Pevny Logan Pevny - Pevny was a 49th round prep pitcher taken in the 2010 draft. He's a tall, skinny pitcher who throws in the upper 80s, and tops out at 92 with sink to his fastball....

  • Pirates Release Brad Hawpe

    Brad Hawpe has been released. The Pittsburgh Pirates have granted Brad Hawpe his unconditional release today, cutting camp down to 36 active players. Hawpe didn't really have a shot at making the team, and it seems that he didn't want to go to Triple-A. He wouldn't have had much of an opportunity...

  • Pirates Option Bryan Morris, Re-Assign Two More

    Bryan Morris was optioned to Triple-A. The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few cuts from major league camp this morning. They optioned right-hander Bryan Morris to Triple-A, and reassigned infielders Ivan De Jesus Jr. and Jared Goedert to minor league camp. It was previously believed that Morris was out of options, although earlier...

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