• 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...

  • Daniel Moskos DFAd: What the Move Says

    Daniel Moskos was designated for assignment today. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos for assignment today, thus potentially ending his run in the organization. Moskos was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft, which was a highly controversial pick with top catching prospect Matt Wieters on the...

  • Pirates Option Slaten, Hague to Triple-A; Add Sutton, Fryer; DFA Moskos

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves on Tuesday. They optioned left-handed reliever Doug Slaten and infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis. The club added infielder Drew Sutton to the active roster and selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indy. They also designated left-hander Daniel Moskos for...

  • Jake Fox Released by the Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates released infielder Jake Fox today in order to add infielder Jordy Mercer to the Triple-A roster. Mercer was optioned from Pittsburgh on Sunday when they recalled reliever Bryan Morris. Fox signed a minor league deal with Pittsburgh on November 22, 2011. He hit for a .236/.309/.366 line over 123...

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