• Pirates Release LHP Aaron Poreda

    According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, the Pirates have released Aaron Poreda.  Once one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the minors, Poreda increasingly struggled with control problems and injuries.  A 2007 first-round draft pick of the White Sox, he was traded to San Diego in 2009 as part of the...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Their League Minimum Players

    In what is somewhat of a formality, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 26 players on their 40-man roster. The players, who are listed below, are all 0-3 players. This means they have 0-3 years of major league service. Players with 0-3 years of service are paid close to the...

  • Pirates Sign Jose Contreras

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. He will report to Pirates training camp on Sunday. The 41-year-old native of Cuba had off-season elbow surgery and will be rehabbing during Spring Training. Contreras has a 78-67 career record in...

  • Hurdle Officially Extended Through 2014

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially confirmed the news we heard yesterday about the contract extension for manager Clint Hurdle. He is now signed through the 2014 season and the club holds an option for the 2015 season. His contract was due to expire at the end of this year. Under Hurdle, the...

  • Pirates To Extend Hurdle Through 2014

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend the contract of manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season, with an option for 2015. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/303540715064016896   UPDATE 12:29 PM According to Bill Brink, the Pirates are expected to announce the extension sometime this week. UPDATE 1:28 PM Biertempfel has said...

  • Pirates Sign A Minor League Catcher

    In addition to the roster moves from earlier this afternoon, Baseball America has announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Devin Ivany to a minor league deal. Like the two earlier moves, Ivany is strictly on a minor league deal, with no invite to Spring Training. The 30-year-old catcher has spent...

  • Pirates Add Two Minor League Free Agents

    According to the minor league free agent tracker on Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added two minor league free agents. The new additions are outfielder Brett Carroll and right-handed pitcher Roman Colon. Carroll had previous been with the Washington Nationals, and elected free agency this off-season. In 288 career at-bats in...

  • Pirates Make Brandon Inge Signing Official

    Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to a deal with Brandon Inge. This morning the team made the move official via press release. Inge is coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. There are now 61 players in camp. The Spring Training...

  • Pirates Close to Deal With Brandon Inge

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Brandon Inge, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/301491317983285249 Inge would be coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. He split time with Oakland and Detroit last year, combining for a .218/.275/.383 line in 303 at-bats....

  • Tyler Gaffney Returning to Football

    Tyler Gaffney is returning to Stanford to play football. According to the official Stanford football website, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Tyler Gaffney will be returning to Stanford to play football during his senior year and to complete his degree. Gaffney was drafted as a junior in the 24th round of the 2012...

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