• Pirates Agree to Terms With Nate McLouth

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for one year, and is pending the results of a physical. We heard earlier today that they were getting close to a deal. As we know, the Pirates traded McLouth in 2009,...

  • Pirates Sign Jose Morales to Minor League Deal

    Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were closing in on a deal with catcher/first baseman Jose Morales. The Pirates finalized the deal today on a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, per a team press release. The Pirates now have invited six non-roster invitees to Spring Training.......

  • Pirates Sign Nick Evans

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  Evans turns 26 in January, and was recently removed from the New York Mets' 40-man roster after hitting for a .256/.314/.403 line...

  • Pirates Release Xavier Paul

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Xavier Paul after the outfielder cleared waivers.  The team couldn't outright him to AAA since Paul has more than three years of major league service time. They also can't re-sign him as a free agent until May 16th, 2012.  His big strength is his speed and defense....

  • Pirates Offer Arbitration to Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee, and have declined arbitration offers to catcher Chris Snyder and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. If Lee accepts arbitration, the Pirates will have him under contract for the 2012 season, with his arbitration price likely being a raise over his $8.5...

  • Fryer Clears Waivers, Jeroloman Claimed

    The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Eric Fryer for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for their Rule 5 additions.  On the same day they claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Toronto Blue Jays, who they designated for assignment to clear a spot for Clint Barmes.  Fryer cleared waivers...

  • Pirates Sign Kyle Cofield, Issue Spring Training Invites

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of six minor league free agents via a team press release.  Five of the six we've already heard about (Jose Diaz, Brandon Boggs, Jake Fox, Shairon Martis, Stefan Welch).  The one name we haven't heard is Kyle Cofield. Cofield is a 6' 5", 220...

  • Pirates Sign Brandon Boggs and Stefan Welch

    Following up on the previous news that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Jake Fox and Shairon Martis, Baseball America's transactions page adds that the Pirates have also signed Brandon Boggs and Stefan Welch. Boggs, an outfielder, has played for Texas and Milwaukee in the majors, spending most of his career in the...

  • Pirates Sign Jake Fox and Shairon Martis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed utility player Jake Fox and right handed pitcher Shairon Martis to minor league deals, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Fox turned 29 in July, and has a career .237/.288/.425 line in 489 at-bats in his major league career.  He's played first base, third base, the...

  • Barmes Official, Jeroloman Designated For Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of Clint Barmes, and have designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.  You can read my recap of the Barmes deal here.  The Pirates claimed Jeroloman on Friday off of waivers from Toronto.  If he clears waivers they...

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