• Pirates Designate Drew Sutton For Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated infielder Drew Sutton for assignment, per a team press release. The move was made to create a spot on the 25-man roster for relief pitcher Daniel McCutchen, who Kristy Robinson reported earlier would be getting the call to the majors to replace Brad Lincoln. Sutton hit for...

  • Daniel McCutchen to Join Pirates Bullpen

    According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln's spot in the bullpen. McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A. Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to...

  • Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln. The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto’s first round selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2008. The left-handed hitter entered tonight’s action with a.235...

  • Pirates Trade Brian Friday for Christian Marrero

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Brian Friday to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Christian Marrero. Friday once looked like the shortstop of the future in Pittsburgh, with a .287/.365/.387 line in 341 at-bats in high-A in 2008, at the age of 22. He has since struggled at the plate, and has...

  • Marte to Make Debut; Hernandez Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves on Thursday. Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was added to the 25-man roster. Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in exchange for three prospects. He will make his Pirates debut on Saturday in Houston. In order to...

  • Starling Marte Will Join the Pirates in Houston Tomorrow, Meek Demoted

    Per Kristy Robinson on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to call up outfielder Starling Marte tomorrow. Marte is hitting for a .286/.348/.500 line this year in 384 at-bats in Triple-A. UPDATE: Evan Meek has been demoted and the Pirates have officially announced the move.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers...

  • Pirates Acquire Wandy Rodriguez from Astros

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros. The Pirates sent prospects Robbie Grossman, Coltan Cain and Rudy Owens in exchange in the deal. The Pirates will cover $1.7 M the rest of this season, $8.5 M in 2013, and $7.5 M in 2014 if the option...

  • Evan Meek Recalled from Triple-A; Juan Cruz Placed on DL

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed reliever Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed righty Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 18. Meek posted a 2.21 ERA over 27 appearances at Triple-A with 23 walks and 30 strikeouts over 36.2...

  • Pirates Sign Venezuelan Outfielder

    According to Eduardo Ceccato of El Tiempo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Venezuelan outfielder Alexis Bastardo. The article says that Bastardo is a 6.4-6.5 runner with a 60 arm. Bastardo is a center fielder, but can play right field because of the arm. He's a talented hitter and fielder, according to the...

  • Minor Moves: Rodarrick Jones Released, Lower Level Moves

    A few roster moves today in the lower levels. **2012 18th round pick John Kuchno has been added to the State College Spikes roster. **Gavi Nivar was transferred from the GCL to State College. Nivar was hitting for a .294/.314/.471 line in 34 at-bats in the GCL. **The Pirates released 2011 37th...

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