• Pirates Recall Fryer, Locke, Wilson; Selected Holt, Leroux From Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recalls of Eric Fryer, Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson, and the selection of the contracts of Brock Holt and Chris Leroux official. It was reported late last night of these moves. Fryer provides Manager Clint Hurdle flexibility as the club's third catcher. It can give him more opportunities to pinch-hit Michael...

  • Pirates to Call Up Five in First Wave of September Callups

    According to a source, the following five players will join the Pirates in Milwaukee on Saturday when the rosters expand for September 1st. Pitchers Chris Leroux, Jeff Locke and Justin Wilson, catcher Eric Fryer and infielder Brock Holt. Both Leroux and Holt are not currently on the club's 40-man roster, but the roster was at 39...

  • Chris Leroux to Join the Pirates

    Chris Leroux will join the Pirates in Milwaukee Pirates Prospects has learned. The right-hander is not on the 40-man roster, but the club outrighted Jeff Clement earlier today, so a spot opened up. Leroux is the first confirmed of several September callups that are expected prior to tomorrow's game. Leroux has recently...

  • Minor Moves: Pirates Sign Hector Luna, Upper Level Promotions

    A few minor league transactions this afternoon: **The Pirates have signed Hector Luna as a minor league free agent and have assigned him to Indianapolis. Luna will obviously be there to help Indianapolis in their playoff run after the September callups. Luna has a career .262/.314/.385 line in 794 major league at-bats....

  • McPherson, Presley Recalled; d’Arnaud Optioned, Clement Outrighted

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Prelsey from Triple-A Indianapolis. In order to make room, the club optioned Chase d'Arnaud to High-A Bradenton, and outrighted Jeff Clement to Bradenton. Both McPherson and Prelsey are now automatically eligible for the postseason roster. With the outright of Clement, it opens up a spot...

  • Matt Curry Promoted to Triple-A

    According to Kristy Robinson, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Triple-A: http://twitter.com/Kristy_Robinson/statuses/241363931275350018 Curry went 2-for-4 tonight with a double. Coming in to the night he had a .283/.351/.477 line in 392 at-bats with 11 homers. By going to Triple-A he will get some playoff experience and some extra playing time...

  • Kyle McPherson and Alex Presley to Join Team in Milwaukee

    Mike Vukovcan of KDKA reports through a source that right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and outfielder Alex Presley are en route to Milwaukee, and will be recalled by the Pirates. If the Pirates recall both players by tomorrow, they would qualify for the postseason roster.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only....

  • Dilson Herrera and Eric Wood Promoted to State College

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted infielders Dilson Herrera and Eric Wood to State College. Both players were playing in the Gulf Coast League, and both helped the GCL Pirates win the title yesterday. They will join the Spikes for the final week of the season. To make room, the Spikes placed right-handed...

  • Gerrit Cole Promoted to Indianapolis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. Cole previously would have been in line to make one more start this year with Altoona before the end of the season. The promotion allows him to join an Indianapolis rotation which will...

  • Pirates Recall Chase d’Arnaud

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A, filling the roster spot that was created when the team released Erik Bedard. The Pirates needed an extra bench player with Neil Walker currently injured and out of the lineup for the second straight night. They won't need a starter to replace...

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