• Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL, Pirates Sign Erik Turgeon

    Catching up on some roster moves that took place yesterday in the farm system: **2012 compensation pick Barrett Barnes was placed on the 7-day disabled list. No reason was given in the press release, but I've learned that he's out with a lower leg stress related injury. He'll be out for a...

  • Pirates Sign International Catcher Yoel Gonzalez

    According to the Dominican Prospect League baseball site, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16 year old catcher Yoel Gonzalez. Gonzalez wasn't eligible to sign until today, when he turned 16. The DPL site says he signed for $350,000. He's 6' 1", 175 pounds, and a righty/righty. The scouting report on the site...

  • Daniel McCutchen Optioned; Chad Qualls Added

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for Chad Qualls. Qualls was acquired from the New York Yankees yesterday for first baseman Casey McGehee. McCutchen was recalled on Tuesday but did not make a relief appearance.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Pirates Deal Casey McGehee for Chad Qualls

    UPDATE 4:27 PM: Sherman updates that it's $250,000. UPDATE 4:25 PM: Sherman reports that the Pirates are sending $225,000 to the Yankees as part of the deal. That will probably come out of the $11.5 M the Yankees are sending the Pirates for A.J. Burnett. UPDATE 4:11 PM: Qualls is under team...

  • Pirates Acquire Gaby Sanchez and Prospect From Marlins

    UPDATE 3:24 PM: Peter Gammons reports the Pirates also received minor league right-handed reliever Kyle Kaminska in the deal. Kaminska has been pitching for Double-A, and currently has a 5.11 ERA in 49.1 innings, with a 42:9 K/BB ratio. He's 23 years old. Kaminska wasn't a top 30 prospect in Baseball America's...

  • Pirates Designate Drew Sutton For Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated infielder Drew Sutton for assignment, per a team press release. The move was made to create a spot on the 25-man roster for relief pitcher Daniel McCutchen, who Kristy Robinson reported earlier would be getting the call to the majors to replace Brad Lincoln. Sutton hit for...

  • Daniel McCutchen to Join Pirates Bullpen

    According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln's spot in the bullpen. McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A. Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to...

  • Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln. The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto’s first round selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2008. The left-handed hitter entered tonight’s action with a.235...

  • Pirates Trade Brian Friday for Christian Marrero

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Brian Friday to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Christian Marrero. Friday once looked like the shortstop of the future in Pittsburgh, with a .287/.365/.387 line in 341 at-bats in high-A in 2008, at the age of 22. He has since struggled at the plate, and has...

  • Marte to Make Debut; Hernandez Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves on Thursday. Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was added to the 25-man roster. Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in exchange for three prospects. He will make his Pirates debut on Saturday in Houston. In order to...

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