• Pirates Place Infielder Nunez on 60-day DL

    BRADENTON -- In order to make room for right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury. Nunez, 24, was selected from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule-5 draft in December by the Pirates. During the 2011 season,...

  • Burnett Passes Physical, MLB Approves Deal

    According to Buster Olney, A.J. Burnett has passed his physical, and Major League Baseball has approved the deal. That makes the trade official. The Pirates will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. They are expected to make that move tomorrow.... This content is for...

  • Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

    Photo by Keith Allison PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on...

  • Pirates and Casey McGehee Reach Pre-Arb Deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing. McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M....

  • Jones loses arbitration case to Pirates

    Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH -- First baseman Garrett Jones lost his case to Pittsburgh today and will earn $2.25 million for the 2012 season. This morning the arbitration panel ruled in the favor of the Pirates. The Pirates and Jones each made their cases in front of arbitrators on Wednesday in Florida. Jones, 30, asked...

  • Pirates Sign David Valesente

    Matt Eddy of Baseball America, in his latest minor league transactions update, reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed David Valesente out of independent ball. Valesente hit for a .318/.407/.409 line in 154 at-bats last year, playing mostly third base. Valesente attended St. Joseph's, where he graduated in 2010. He was never...

  • Pirates Sign Brian Tallet

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left handed pitcher Brian Tallet, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. No word on whether the deal is a major league deal or a minor league deal. Tallet has a career 4.79 ERA in 460 major league innings, pitching for three teams. Last year he split...

  • Pirates Sign Juan Cruz

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, per a team press release. Cruz has a strong track record in the majors, with a career 4.13 ERA in 619.1 innings, along with a 9.1 K/9 and a 4.8 BB/9...

  • Pirates Sign Daniel Cabrera

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Daniel Cabrera to a minor league deal, according to Mario Rojas of CandelaDeportiva (h/t MLBTR). Cabrera has a career 5.10 ERA in the majors in 892.1 innings, along with a 6.8 K/9 and a 5.2 BB/9 ratio. Most of his time in the majors has been...

  • Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with five players in the last two days, but were unable to come to a deal with their final two players. The club exchanged arbitration figures today with those two players: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to the figures produced by Rob Biertempfel, the sides...

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