Pirates Acquire Another Minor League Catcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for another minor league catcher. This time it’s Troy Snitker, who was acquired from Atlanta for cash considerations a few days ago. So I guess technically, Brian Jeroloman is the “another catcher” since Snitker was added first. I saw Snitker this morning at Pirate City. He was mostly spending time in the bullpen, warming up pitchers. He was drafted by Atlanta in the 19th round of...

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Pirates Acquire Brian Jeroloman

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Jeroloman will go to Indianapolis. The Pirates claimed him last off-season from Toronto, then lost him on waivers to Toronto later in the off-season. His player page, from his brief time in the system, can be seen here.

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Clint Robinson Claimed by the Blue Jays

Per the Toronto Blue Jays’ Twitter account, first baseman Clint Robinson was claimed off waivers today. .@BlueJays have claimed RHP ALEX BURNETT (@ABurnett31) off waivers from the #Twins and 1B CLINT ROBINSON from the #Pirates. — Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) March 29, 2013 It seems like Toronto always claims Pirates players on waivers. I’m not sure yet how this will impact Matt Curry, who was bumped to Double-A due...

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Pirates Designate Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40-man roster today. To make room, the team designated Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was DFAd to make room for Inge, while Strickland was DFAd for Sanchez. The Pirates added Strickland to the 40-man this off-season, protecting him from the Rule 5 draft. Robinson was added in an off-season trade after being DFAd by the Royals. The...

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Pirates Make What Appears to be Final Cuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the following moves this morning: Optioned Kyle McPherson, Alex Presley, and Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. Re-assigned Lucas May, Ryan Reid, Mike Zagurski, Carlos Paulino, Vin Mazzaro, and Felix Pie to minor league camp. That leaves 26 active players in camp, although Brandon Inge could start the year on the disabled list, with Josh Harrison making the bench. Jeanmar Gomez is in the bullpen today, so it looks...

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Brandon Inge Makes The Team, But Could Start on the DL

After committing to Jonathan Sanchez for the Opening Day roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a commitment to Brandon Inge for a roster spot. The team had until noon today to make a decision on Inge, or allow him to walk as a major league free agent. They didn’t wait that long, with Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington announcing shortly after 9:00 AM that Inge had made the team. “This is one of those where it’s a...

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