• Pirates Outright Aaron Thompson to AAA

    Along with the moves that were announced earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also outrighted left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson to AAA Indianapolis.  This is the second time Thompson has been outrighted off of the 40-man roster, which means he can elect to be a free agent, rather than accepting the assignment....

  • Pirates Outright Four Players to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted left handed pitcher Brian Burres, right handed pitcher Kevin Hart, infielder Brandon Wood, and outfielder Steve Pearce to AAA Indianapolis, according to a team press release.  All four players have the option of electing for minor league free agency. Pearce was eligible for Super Two status, but...

  • Pirates Decline All Four Club Options

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced that they've declined the club options for Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Paul Maholm.  We heard earlier that Maholm and Snyder would be officially declined.  The only move that comes as a surprise is Cedeno, who had a $3 M option with a $200...

  • Pirates Complete Matt Diaz Trade

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed the Matt Diaz trade, acquiring right handed pitcher Eliecer Cardenas from the Atlanta Braves as the player to be named later. The 23-year-old Dominican native went 4-3 with seven saves and a 2.11 ERA in 45 minor league games this season, striking out 76 batters in 59.2...

  • Pirates Claim Matt Pagnozzi

    The Pirates have announced they claimed catcher Matt Pagnozzi off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. To make room for Pagnozzi on the 40 man roster, Steven Pearce was transferred to the 60 day disabled list.  The 28 year old Pagnozzi had played seven games this season for the Rockies hitting .286 in...

  • Pirates Add Six Players, Including Pedro Alvarez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have added six players to the active roster today, highlighted by third baseman Pedro Alvarez.  Along with Alvarez, the Pirates recalled left handed pitchers Jeff Locke, Aaron Thompson, and Daniel Moskos. They also purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Jared Hughes, and activated Evan Meek from the 60-day...

  • Drew Maggi Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Drew Maggi from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders.  The move comes at the end of the season, right when Bradenton will be moving to the Florida State League playoffs.  Maggi is hitting for a .267/.361/.357 line this year, with 32 stolen bases.  He...

  • State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/2

    As the 2011 season comes to a close, we will see a lot of roster moves in State College, trying to maximize roster spots.  Today, the Spikes transferred Nick Kingham and Cesar Lopez to the GCL Pirates.  The move is just a paper move in each case.  Kingham made his final start...

  • State College Spikes Roster Moves 9/1

    The State College Spikes have made a few roster moves today: -Samuel Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to August 30th.  Gonzalez is currently out with a shoulder strain. -Mike Jefferson has been transferred to the GCL Pirates.  The move is a paper move.  Jefferson threw five shutout innings...

  • Pirates Recall Jaramillo, Call Up Brian Burres

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo, and have purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Brian Burres, according to a team press release.  Burres is expected to start for the Pirates on Friday against the Chicago Cubs.  There was an open spot on the 40-man roster, and Burres will fill...

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