• Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Free Agents

    The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America. RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA) LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA) C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA) 1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian...

  • Pirates Outright Ali Solis to Indianapolis; Morton Activated From DL

    According to the MLB.com transactions page, the Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Ali Solis to Triple-A. Solis was claimed off of waivers last week from the Padres, apparently for the sole purpose of the Pirates trying to put him through waivers and send him to Indianapolis. He didn't look like much more...

  • Pirates Sign Dominican Third Baseman

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera for $300,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Herrera is a 17-year old who is 6' 1", 190 pounds. Badler notes that he stands out for his left handed power. He also notes that he has an average arm, and that...

  • Pirates Decline Option for Rod Barajas; Pick Up Option for Pedro Alvarez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today exercised the $700,000 option for third baseman Pedro Alvarez for the 2013 season, while declining catcher Rod Barajas' $3.5 M option (no buyout) for next year. Alvarez's $700,000 option was expected, as it was a part of his original contract when drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round...

  • Pirates Outright Daniel McCutchen, Jeff Clement, and Eric Fryer

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted Daniel McCutchen, Jeff Clement, and Eric Fryer to Triple-A Indianapolis. We previously heard that Clement and Fryer had been designated for assignment when the team created room for the waiver claims of Chad Beck and Ali Solis. This is the first we've heard that McCutchen was removed...

  • Diamondbacks Claim Gustavo Nunez off Waivers From Pirates

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced via Twitter that they've claimed infielder Gustavo Nunez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nunez was the Rule 5 selection by the Pirates last year, but missed the entire year on the 60-day disabled list with an injury that he suffered prior to the Rule 5 draft. The...

  • Pirates Claim Two Players, DFA Clement and Fryer

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a few moves this afternoon. The team claimed right-hander Chad Beck off waivers from Toronto, and catcher Ali Solis off waivers from San Diego. To make room on the 40-man roster, they designated Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer for assignment. Beck, who turns 28 in January, has just...

  • Evan Meek, Drew Sutton Elect Free Agency

    Reliever Evan Meek and Utility man Drew Sutton declared free agency on Thursday according to the International League transactions page. Meek was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on September 10th to make room for right-hander Rick vandenHurk on the 40-man roster. Meek posted a 2.74 ERA in relief at Triple-A this season, but has struggled...

  • Minor Moves: Pirates Re-Sign Kris Johnson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left-hander Kris Johnson, according to Baseball America's minor league transactions. Johnson split time this year between Double-A and Triple-A, serving as an upper level organizational player whenever one team needed an extra starter. He combined for a 3.19 ERA in 101.2 innings, and made 13 starts, with...

  • Evan Meek Outrighted to Triple-A

    Per the MLB.com transactions page, relief pitcher Evan Meek has been outrighted to Indianapolis. The right-hander was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for Rick VandenHurk. His outright assignment means the Pirates will retain him in the organization for now. However, Meek has enough time in...

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