• Pirates Sign Rick VandenHurk

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. VandenHurk recently elected free agency after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A from the Cleveland Indians. VandenHurk has 181 career innings pitched in the majors. In that time he's posted a 5.97 ERA, an 8.8...

  • Pirates Trade Tallet

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt minor league pitcher Brian Tallet to the San Diego Padres for cash or a player to be named later. Tallet was signed by the Pirates as a minor league free agent on February 3, 2012. He went 0-2 9.45 in 19 games for the Toronto Blue Jays...

  • Pirates Finalize 25-Man With a Series of Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves to finalize their 25-man roster today. The team placed right-handed reliever Chris Leroux on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle. The move means that: -The Pirates will carry an extra bench spot, with Matt Hague, Yamaico Navarro, and Josh Harrison all making...

  • Pirates Option lefty reliever Moskos to Triple-A

    Rosters don't have to be set until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but the Pirates trimmed down theirs to 27 on Tuesday after optioning left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis. Moskos, 24,allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings during Grapefruit League action this spring. He walked five and struck out nine...

  • Pirates Option Lincoln, McCutchen to Triple-A

    Prior to the Pirates final spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin during Grapefruit League action in Florida, the club optioned right-handers Brad Lincoln and Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis. Lincoln, 26, made one start (four appearances) this spring. He allowed 10 runs on 12 hits over 8.0 innings...

  • Pirates Acquire Rowland From Dbacks

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland in exchange for righty pitcher Brett Lorin. Lorin, 24, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off the Triple-A Indianapolis roster in the Major League phase of the Rule Five Draft on December 8, 2011. Rowland, 20, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round...

  • Pirates Release Michael Dubee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right handed pitcher Michael Dubee, Pirates Prospects has learned. Dubee has spent the last two years in Altoona, putting up good numbers, but has never made the jump to Triple-A, outside of a brief appearance in 2011. Despite his good numbers, he doesn't have overwhelming stuff, with...

  • Pirates Trade Igarashi to Blue Jays

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates traded right-hander Ryota Igarashi to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The trade was made the day after Igarashi was reassinged to minor league camp. Igarashi, 32, allowed nine runs on 15 hits over 9.1 innings...

  • Pirates Reassign Evans, Fox, Fryer, Igarashi to Minor League Camp

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- With just a week until Opening Day at PNC Park on April 5 in Pittsburgh, prior to the Pirates 1:05 start against the Minnesota Twins, the club reassigned infielder Nick Evans, Jake Fox, catcher Eric Fryer and right-hander Ryota Igarashi to Minor League camp. Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said he hopes to...

  • Pirates Release Eight From Minor League Camp

    The Pirates have released Brian Leach The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows: Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched...

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