• White Sox Claim Daniel Moskos

    The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-hander Daniel Moskos, per a White Sox press release (via MLBTR). Moskos was designated for assignment last week to create a spot for Eric Fryer, who was added to become an emergency catcher with Rod Barajas hurt. I talked about the move last week, and what...

  • Alex Presley to the 7-Day DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 4 with a concussion and recalled infielder Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley suffered the injury in the first inning on Tuesday after a diving play. With two outs, Jed Lowrie hit a single...

  • Pirates Sign Julio de la Cruz For $700,000

    UPDATE 2:45 PM: The Pirates officially announced the move. Rene Gayo's statement on De La Cruz: "We are very excited to have signed Julio Delacruz who is, in our estimation, the best pure hitter available in Latin America this season,” said Director of Latin American Scouting Rene Gayo.  “Julio is a hitter...

  • Pirates Option Jose Tabata to Triple-A, Gorkys Hernandez Recalled

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, and recalled Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Indy. Tabata is hitting just .230/.295/.341 on the season. Last week, Manager Clint Hurdle said sending the outfielder to Triple-A was an option, due to his lack of hustle and production...

  • Pirates Sign 24th Round Pick Tyler Gaffney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of their 24th round pick from the 2012 draft, outfielder Tyler Gaffney out of Standford. Gaffney hit .245 with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 RBI and 48 runs scored as a junior this year at Stanford University. He made a total of 30 starts in left...

  • Minor Moves: Kyle Cofield Released, Joan Montero Promoted

    A few roster moves throughout the minors today. **Jose Morales has been placed on the temporary inactive list due to the birth of his child. Milver Reyes has been activated from the Altoona disabled list and sent to Indianapolis to replace him. **Altoona has released right handed pitcher Kyle Cofield. **Logan Kensing...

  • Pirates Release Miles Durham

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released outfielder Miles Durham, per an Altoona Curve press release. Durham was released to create room for recently added Oscar Tejeda, who was claimed off of waivers yesterday. Durham was hitting for a .259/.316/.415 line in 135 at-bats. The 29-year-old was in his fourth season in Double-A.... This...

  • Pirates Sign Jimmy Rider

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 26th round pick Jimmy Rider, per a team press release. Rider, a senior from Kent State, didn't sign initially due to his team playing in the College World Series. He was drafted as a second baseman, and will likely go to State College. In his senior year...

  • Pirates Claim Oscar Tejeda, DFA Doug Slaten

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder/outfielder Oscar Tejeda off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, and have designated left-hander Doug Slaten for assignment. Tejeda has been assigned to Double-A. Tejeda is a 22-year-old who is hitting for a .262/.294/.396 line in 202 at-bats in Double-A this year. Last year in Double-A he...

  • Shairon Martis Traded to the Twins

    UPDATE 2:00 PM: I just spoke with Neal Huntington, who said the deal was more about finding Martis a better opportunity. Looking at the Twins' pitching situation, I think Martis would have a better shot there than in Pittsburgh, where he was in Double-A, with a lot of options in Triple-A. UPDATE...

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