Pirates Reportedly Agree to Terms with 12th Round Pick

According to this article from the Rolla Daily News, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 12th round draft pick Dalton Friend.¬† The 6′ 3″, 230lb left-handed pitcher played for Jefferson College (JUCO) in 2012 and had signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech for next season. No terms of the deal were announced although it would be assumed to be for $100k or less due to the new draft bonus rules....

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Seventh Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will agree to terms with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings, Pirates Prospects has learned. The deal isn’t a big surprise, as Stallings was a college senior. The UNC catcher is expected to officially sign on Monday, and will play for the State College Spikes this year. No word yet on the amount he signed for. The slot price for the seventh round pick is $148,000.

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Pirates Reportedly Agree to Deals With Three Players

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have started talking with their draft picks. Third round pick Jon Sandfort was on 93.7 The FAN the other day, and told John Seibel, Joe Starkey, and Josh Miller that he planned to go down to Bradenton and sign on Monday. Two other agreements have come out in their own local media. Sixth round pick Eric Wood and ninth round pick D.J. Crumlich have both appeared to have agreed to deals with...

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Minor Move: Pirates Sign Minor League FA Doug Salinas

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Salinas to a minor league deal, per Baseball America’s weekly transaction report. Salinas was released by the Texas Rangers after signing with them over the off-season, but failing to make any of their affiliates. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the lower levels for the Pirates. For more information, check out his player...

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Kris Watts Traded to Washington

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday. Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A Altoona and Indy. After promoting catching prospect Tony Sanchez to Triple-A last week, the Indians had a log jam behind...

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Alex Presley Recalled; Gorkys Hernandez Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley will bat lead off for the Bucs tonight in the first game of a three game series against the Reds in Cincinnati. After being demoted to Triple-A on May 16, Presley hit for a .277/.385/.631 line over 65 at-bats. The outfielder connected for five home runs over 18 games, four of them came over his last 10. The 26-year-old went 0-for-3 with a walk...

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