Jeff Clement Selected From Triple-A; Yamaico Navarro Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A. In 112 games with Indianapolis this season, Clement hit .276 (115-for-416) with an International League-leading 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010, made his last appearance in a Major League game with the Pirates on August 20, 2010....

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Mercer Returns From Paternity Leave; McCutchen Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated infielder Jordy Mercer from Paternity leave and optioned Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis. Mercer was placed on paternity leave on Monday due to the birth of his first son with his wife Kasey. Mercer is hitting for a .212/.250/.404 line over 25 games this season with the Pirates. McCutchen made one appearance in relief for Pittsburgh. On Tuesday in San Diego, the right-hander allowed a...

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Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates

Juan Cruz cleared outright waivers, and refused his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander has been released by the organization. Cruz, 33, signed as a minor league free agent in February, and broke camp out of spring training with the club. The veteran posted a 2.78 ERA over 35.2 innings in relief this season with Pittsburgh. Cruz also spent some time on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Cruz was designated for...

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Minor Moves: Jason Townsend, Emmanuel De Leon, Pat Ludwig

Some minor league moves from today. **Jason Townsend has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Kris Harvey has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Townsend had a 2.23 ERA in 68.2 innings in relief with Bradenton, with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 ratio. **Emmanuel De Leon was promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton. **Junior Sosa was placed on the seven-day disabled list in West Virginia. Sosa...

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McPherson, Wilson Optioned; McCutchen Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-hander Kyle McPherson and left-hander Justin Wilson to Triple-A Indy on Tuesday. In order to make room on the roster, the Pirates recalled righty Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A, and activated Chad Qualls from bereavement list. McPherson and Wilson both made their Major League debuts on Monday in San Diego. McPherson tossed two scoreless innings allowing just one hit and struck out two. Wilson...

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Pirates Promote McPherson, Wilson; DFA Cruz

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recall of Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson official. Pirates Prospects learned about their promotion early this morning. In order to make room on the roster, the club designated Juan Cruz for assignment, and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on paternity leave for the birth of his first child. The Pirates also announced that Kevin Correia will make the start tonight in San Diego. The right-hander pitched...

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