• Jameson Taillon Promoted to Double-A

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has been promoted to Altoona, per an Altoona Curve press release. The top prospect will make his debut at the level on Tuesday, on the road in Trenton. Taillon had a 3.82 ERA in 125 innings with Bradenton this year over 23 starts. The right...

  • Phil Irwin Promoted to Indianapolis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Phil Irwin to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger. Irwin has put up impressive numbers this year, with a 2.93 ERA in 104.1 innings with Altoona, along with an 83:17 K/BB ratio. In his last ten starts he has a 2.00 ERA in 63 innings, with...

  • Pirates Make a Series of Roster Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves this afternoon. They recalled right-hander Jared Hughes from Triple-A, and placed right-hander Chad Qualls on the Bereavement List due to an illness in his family. The team also recalled infielder Yamaico Navarro and optioned Jeff Locke to Triple-A. Prior to the Navarro move, the...

  • Pirates Trade Daniel Cabrera, Sign Dallas McPherson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Daniel Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks and have signed Dallas McPherson, per an Indianapolis press release. McPherson hit for a .253/.335/.463 line in 229 at-bats in Triple-A for the Chicago White Sox earlier in the year. He was likely signed to help Indianapolis in the playoffs, especially...

  • Juan Cruz Reinstated from DL; Jared Hughes Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-hander Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. Right shoulder inflammation sent Cruz to the disabled list on July 21 (retroactive to the 18th). Cruz made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona. His most recent came on Thursday...

  • Jeff Locke Officially Promoted, Alex Presley Optioned to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially promoted left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to the majors. Kristy Robinson first reported last night that he was coming up from Indianapolis. To make room, the team has optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of...

  • Tyler Waldron Promoted to Altoona, McPherson Making Triple-A Debut

    UPDATE 12:20 PM: Kyle McPherson is listed as the starter tonight in Indianapolis on the MiLB.com schedule page. He will be making his Triple-A debut. 12:12 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned. Waldron will start tonight against Bowie. The original scheduled starter was...

  • Jeff Locke Headed to Pittsburgh

    According to a source, Jeff Locke is headed to Pittsburgh to join the club. Kevin Correia is slated to spot start on Wednesday for the Pirates. Locke, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A, was promoted likely as insurance arm. The move is not yet official. No word yet on the corresponding...

  • Drew Sutton Outrighted to Indianapolis

    Drew Sutton, who was designated for assignment last week at the trade deadline, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Indianapolis. Because he's still in the organization, Sutton joins the list of candidates who could be called up when rosters expand in September. He would have to be added back to the...

  • Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

    According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A. Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting...

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