• Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates

    Juan Cruz cleared outright waivers, and refused his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander has been released by the organization. Cruz, 33, signed as a minor league free agent in February, and broke camp out of spring training with the club. The veteran posted a 2.78 ERA over 35.2 innings in relief this...

  • Minor Moves: Jason Townsend, Emmanuel De Leon, Pat Ludwig

    Some minor league moves from today. **Jason Townsend has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Kris Harvey has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Townsend had a 2.23 ERA in 68.2 innings in relief with Bradenton, with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 ratio. **Emmanuel De...

  • McPherson, Wilson Optioned; McCutchen Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-hander Kyle McPherson and left-hander Justin Wilson to Triple-A Indy on Tuesday. In order to make room on the roster, the Pirates recalled righty Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A, and activated Chad Qualls from bereavement list. McPherson and Wilson both made their Major League debuts on Monday in San...

  • Pirates Promote McPherson, Wilson; DFA Cruz

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recall of Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson official. Pirates Prospects learned about their promotion early this morning. In order to make room on the roster, the club designated Juan Cruz for assignment, and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on paternity leave for the birth of his first child....

  • Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson to Join the Team; Correia Could Start

    I just spoke with Kristy Robinson, who is on the road traveling to West Virginia for minor league coverage. According to her sources, Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson are both joining the team today in San Diego. Kristy also mentioned that no starter had been announced, but that Kevin Correia could get...

  • Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

  • Minor Moves: Polanco to the DL, Lambo Activated From DL

    Some minor league transactions that took place today. **Gregory Polanco has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list. The outfielder left last Thursday's game with an ankle injury, and hasn't played since. I'm told that he is progressing well, and is expected back in a week, assuming no set backs. **Justin...

  • Minor Moves: Aaron Pribanic, Jonathan Schwind

    Earlier today it was announced that Jameson Taillon was promoted to Double-A. Here are some other minor moves that were announced throughout the day. **Aaron Pribanic, who was rehabbing in the Gulf Coast League and was on the Altoona disabled list, has been activated off the DL and assigned to the GCL....

  • Jameson Taillon Promoted to Double-A

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has been promoted to Altoona, per an Altoona Curve press release. The top prospect will make his debut at the level on Tuesday, on the road in Trenton. Taillon had a 3.82 ERA in 125 innings with Bradenton this year over 23 starts. The right...

  • Phil Irwin Promoted to Indianapolis

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Phil Irwin to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger. Irwin has put up impressive numbers this year, with a 2.93 ERA in 104.1 innings with Altoona, along with an 83:17 K/BB ratio. In his last ten starts he has a 2.00 ERA in 63 innings, with...

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