Gregory Polanco Sent to AAA
Aug25

Gregory Polanco Sent to AAA

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Gregory Polanco to Triple-A. The move will be short-term, as the minor league season only has a week left. As he says in the tweet below, no corresponding move has been announced. Source: #Pirates send Polanco to AAA. No word yet on corresponding move. Figures to be short-term demotion; rosters expand Monday. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014 Polanco...

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Pirates Claim LHP Bobby LaFromboise Off Waivers From San Diego
Aug24

Pirates Claim LHP Bobby LaFromboise Off Waivers From San Diego

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left-handed pitcher Bobby LaFromboise (“lah-frahm-BOYCE”) off waivers from the San Diego Padres, according to a team press release. They have designated Tommy Field for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. LaFromboise has 10.2 career innings in the majors, all coming with Seattle last year at the age of 27. In that time he had a 5.91 ERA, a 9.3 K/9, and a 3.4 BB/9. He was...

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Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis
Aug21

Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. Obispo was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates picked up catcher Ramon Cabrera off waivers. Obispo has been with Indianapolis since being picked up off waivers on June 1st from the Atlanta Braves. In 25.2 innings over 23 appearances, he has a 3.16 ERA and 24...

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Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released
Aug21

Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a lot of roster moves over the last two days involving all eight Pirates affiliates. Yesterday we announced JaCoby Jones to the DL, along with five other rosters moves. Today’s moves are as follows: Indianapolis placed catcher Nevin Ashley and infielder Blake Davis on the disabled list. These moves were made to make room for Michael Martinez and Brent Morel after both returned from a stint with the...

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Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A
Aug20

Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A

Gerrit Cole has been activated from the disabled list, as expected since he will be making the start tonight. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel has been optioned to Triple-A. Morel was brought up as an extra bench bat when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list. Yesterday, Michael Martinez went down to Triple-A after Andrew McCutchen was activated from the DL. The Martinez/Morel/Nix trio is almost completely off the...

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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL
Aug20

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL

JaCoby Jones has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. No word yet on the injury that led to the placement. Jones last played on Sunday, and West Virginia hasn’t played since then. We’ll have more updates when we get them. UPDATE: I’m being told the placement is illness related. Minor League DL trips are 7 days, so it must be something that is expected to keep him out for...

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