• Pirates Sign Aaron Heilman to Minor League Deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Aaron Heilman to a minor league deal, according to Jenifer Langosch.  Heilman has a career 4.40 ERA in the majors, including a 6.88 ERA in 35.1 innings this year.  He will report to AAA, likely to provide depth for the Indians.  Indianapolis just saw...

  • Pirates Recall Tony Watson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left handed pitcher Tony Watson, which is their corresponding move to placing Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.  Watson was optioned to AAA on August 6th, but prior to that had a 2.73 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 26.1 innings in the majors.... This...

  • Paul Maholm to the DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left handed pitcher Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain.  The team will announce a corresponding roster move tomorrow. Maholm is scheduled to start again on Tuesday.  The Pirates have a double header on Monday, with Ross Ohlendorf being the candidate to get...

  • Pirates Extend Jose Tabata for Six Years

    According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have extended outfielder Jose Tabata for six years and at least $14.75 M guaranteed.  The team also has option years for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons, which would make the contract a total of nine years and $37.25 M.  Tabata would have...

  • Pirates Trade Tim Wood to Rangers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded relief pitcher Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Wood was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates to make room for Ross Ohlendorf, who was coming off of the 60-day disabled list.  Wood struggled in his limited...

  • Jose Tabata Activated, Pedro Alvarez Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-instated outfielder Jose Tabata from the 15-day disabled list, and have optioned third baseman Pedro Alvarez to AAA.  Prior to his injury, Tabata was batting for a .265 average with a .705 OPS in 257 at-bats in the majors this year.  In his rehab work with Indianapolis, he...

  • Pirates Sign Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

    Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first overall pick Gerrit Cole, and second round pick Josh Bell, according to Jon Heyman (Cole, Bell). Cole will get $8 M, and it's a minor league deal, per Dejan Kovacevic.  The bonus is the highest in draft history, topping the $7.5...

  • Pirates Sign Clay Holmes

    According to Jim Callis, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.  Callis mentions that the asking price for Holmes was $1.2 M, and he's believed to have gotten it.  That would be a record for a 9th round pick, and is equal to what Zack Von Rosenberg got in the...

  • Vincent Payne, Orlando Castro Promoted to West Virginia

    Right handed pitcher Vincent Payne and left handed pitcher Orlando Castro have been promoted from the State College Spikes to the West Virginia Power.  To make room on the West Virginia roster, Brooks Pounders and Kevin Decker have been placed on the disabled list. Payne threw 27.2 innings in State College this...

  • Rodarrick Jones Promoted to State College

    2011 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones has been promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the GCL to State College.  Jones, a 20 year old outfielder, hit for a .500/.625/1.167 line in four games in the GCL.  He came from the college ranks, although he didn't get much playing time, missing the entire...

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