Zack Von Rosenberg Joins West Virginia

Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 sixth round pick Zack Von Rosenberg has been added to the West Virginia roster today. Von Rosenberg had been in extended Spring Training working on his fastball command, with a specific focus of keeping the ball down. The right-hander was hit hard last season in West Virginia, with a 5.73 ERA in 125.2 innings, along with a 1.4 HR/9 ratio. He had better numbers in the second half of the season, although that was...

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Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.

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Pirates Promote Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A, following a 1-for-4 performance tonight for Altoona. Sanchez had a .277/.373/.387 line coming in to today’s game, and hit his 14th double of the year with his only hit. The catcher struggled in April, hitting for a .259 average and a .718 OPS. He rebounded a bit in May, with a .289 average and a .795 OPS, mostly fueled by a strong run...

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Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has struggled recently, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. The move is...

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Pirates Release Nate McLouth

The Pittsburgh Pirates have requested outright release waivers on Nate McLouth. That means that McLouth has been released from the Pirates’ organization. Another team can claim him on waivers, and assume the remainder of his contract. If no team claims him, he will be released and will become a free agent. If another team signs him as a free agent, the Pirates would get salary relief for a pro-rated portion of the league...

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Pirates Sign Pitcher Kenn Kasparek to Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league pitcher Kenn Kasparek out of the Independent leagues, and have assigned him to the Bradenton Marauders. The addition comes after a series of moves today that sent Porfirio Lopez from West Virginia to Bradenton and Jhonathan Ramos from Bradenton to Altoona. Kasparek was originally drafted in the 12th round of the 2008 draft by the Seattle Mariners. He came out of college, pitching for the...

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