• Takahashi Activated; Qualls Placed on Disabled List

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Hisanori Takahashi on Sunday afternoon and placed Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list retro to Saturday, August 25 with irritation of his left big toe. Takahashi was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and reported to Pittsburgh last night after the...

  • Pirates Claim Hisanori Takahashi Off Waivers From Angels

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed left-handed relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Takahashi posted a a 4.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 42 relief appearances this year for the Angels. He was scored upon once in his last seven appearances (5.2ip) with Los Angeles...

  • Jeff Clement Selected From Triple-A; Yamaico Navarro Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A. In 112 games with Indianapolis this season, Clement hit .276 (115-for-416) with an International League-leading 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010, made...

  • Mercer Returns From Paternity Leave; McCutchen Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated infielder Jordy Mercer from Paternity leave and optioned Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis. Mercer was placed on paternity leave on Monday due to the birth of his first son with his wife Kasey. Mercer is hitting for a .212/.250/.404 line over 25 games this season with the Pirates....

  • Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates

    Juan Cruz cleared outright waivers, and refused his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander has been released by the organization. Cruz, 33, signed as a minor league free agent in February, and broke camp out of spring training with the club. The veteran posted a 2.78 ERA over 35.2 innings in relief this...

  • Minor Moves: Jason Townsend, Emmanuel De Leon, Pat Ludwig

    Some minor league moves from today. **Jason Townsend has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Kris Harvey has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Townsend had a 2.23 ERA in 68.2 innings in relief with Bradenton, with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 ratio. **Emmanuel De...

  • McPherson, Wilson Optioned; McCutchen Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-hander Kyle McPherson and left-hander Justin Wilson to Triple-A Indy on Tuesday. In order to make room on the roster, the Pirates recalled righty Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A, and activated Chad Qualls from bereavement list. McPherson and Wilson both made their Major League debuts on Monday in San...

  • Pirates Promote McPherson, Wilson; DFA Cruz

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recall of Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson official. Pirates Prospects learned about their promotion early this morning. In order to make room on the roster, the club designated Juan Cruz for assignment, and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on paternity leave for the birth of his first child....

  • Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson to Join the Team; Correia Could Start

    I just spoke with Kristy Robinson, who is on the road traveling to West Virginia for minor league coverage. According to her sources, Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson are both joining the team today in San Diego. Kristy also mentioned that no starter had been announced, but that Kevin Correia could get...

  • Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

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