Jameson Taillon Promoted to Double-A

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has been promoted to Altoona, per an Altoona Curve press release. The top prospect will make his debut at the level on Tuesday, on the road in Trenton. Taillon had a 3.82 ERA in 125 innings with Bradenton this year over 23 starts. The right hander posted a 98:37 K/BB ratio in that time, along with a .230 BAA. He’s struggled at times this year, including a rough...

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Phil Irwin Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Phil Irwin to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger. Irwin has put up impressive numbers this year, with a 2.93 ERA in 104.1 innings with Altoona, along with an 83:17 K/BB ratio. In his last ten starts he has a 2.00 ERA in 63 innings, with a 56:10 K/BB ratio, and six of his 14 earned runs came during the first start in that stretch. Irwin started in Bradenton last year, and was...

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Pirates Make a Series of Roster Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves this afternoon. They recalled right-hander Jared Hughes from Triple-A, and placed right-hander Chad Qualls on the Bereavement List due to an illness in his family. The team also recalled infielder Yamaico Navarro and optioned Jeff Locke to Triple-A. Prior to the Navarro move, the Pirates were a man short on the bench, and last night’s injury to Neil Walker didn’t help the...

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Pirates Trade Daniel Cabrera, Sign Dallas McPherson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Daniel Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks and have signed Dallas McPherson, per an Indianapolis press release. McPherson hit for a .253/.335/.463 line in 229 at-bats in Triple-A for the Chicago White Sox earlier in the year. He was likely signed to help Indianapolis in the playoffs, especially after the Pirates call up players for September. No word on the return for Cabrera, or if there was a...

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Juan Cruz Reinstated from DL; Jared Hughes Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-hander Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. Right shoulder inflammation sent Cruz to the disabled list on July 21 (retroactive to the 18th). Cruz made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona. His most recent came on Thursday where he saw an increase in his velocity and tossed a scoreless inning in relief. The...

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Jeff Locke Officially Promoted, Alex Presley Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially promoted left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to the majors. Kristy Robinson first reported last night that he was coming up from Indianapolis. To make room, the team has optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A.

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