• Pirates Agree to Terms with Wyatt Mathisen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with second round pick Wyatt Mathisen, Pirates Prospects has learned. Mathisen, a prep catcher, had a commitment to the University of Texas. However, he will be turning that down to start his pro career with the Pirates. He's expected to be part of the growing...

  • Pirates Reportedly Agree to Terms with 12th Round Pick

    According to this article from the Rolla Daily News, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 12th round draft pick Dalton Friend.  The 6' 3", 230lb left-handed pitcher played for Jefferson College (JUCO) in 2012 and had signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech for next season. No terms...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Seventh Round Pick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will agree to terms with seventh round pick Jacob Stallings, Pirates Prospects has learned. The deal isn't a big surprise, as Stallings was a college senior. The UNC catcher is expected to officially sign on Monday, and will play for the State College Spikes this year. No word yet...

  • Pirates Reportedly Agree to Deals With Three Players

    We've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have started talking with their draft picks. Third round pick Jon Sandfort was on 93.7 The FAN the other day, and told John Seibel, Joe Starkey, and Josh Miller that he planned to go down to Bradenton and sign on Monday. Two other agreements have come...

  • Minor Move: Pirates Sign Minor League FA Doug Salinas

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Salinas to a minor league deal, per Baseball America's weekly transaction report. Salinas was released by the Texas Rangers after signing with them over the off-season, but failing to make any of their affiliates. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the lower...

  • Kris Watts Traded to Washington

    The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday. Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A...

  • Alex Presley Recalled; Gorkys Hernandez Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley will bat lead off for the Bucs tonight in the first game of a three game series against the Reds in Cincinnati. After being demoted to Triple-A on May 16, Presley hit for a .277/.385/.631 line over 65 at-bats. The outfielder connected...

  • 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...

  • 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.... This content is for Pirates...

  • 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...

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