Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List
Jul17

Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Starling Marte has been activated from the bereavement list, and Jaff Decker has been optioned to Triple-A. The move to option Decker came a few days ago. This means that Marte will be back and ready to join the team for the start of the second half tomorrow.

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Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona
Jul15

Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona

Josh Bell, who is having a breakout season in Bradenton this year, will be promoted to Altoona. This is according to his teammate, Barrett Barnes. @PirateBaseBell futures game yesterday, game winning hit today, and the call up to AA tonight! Stay hot fam proud of you brotha! #Witness — Barrett Barnes (@b_barnes1991) July 15, 2014 Bell just participated in the Future’s Game yesterday, then returned to play with the...

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Pirates Release Duke Welker, Option Jaff Decker to Triple-A
Jul14

Pirates Release Duke Welker, Option Jaff Decker to Triple-A

Duke Welker has been released by Pittsburgh after being DFA’d last week, according to the MLB transactions page. After getting off to a tough start this season, Welker underwent Tommy John surgery last month. Welker had a 4.91 ERA with 11 walks in 11 innings with Indianapolis this season. Welker posted an ERA under three for back to back seasons in 2011 and 2012 with Bradenton, Altoona and Indianapolis. In 2013, Welker struggled a bit...

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Francisco Liriano Activated, Matt Hague Optioned Back to Indianapolis
Jul13

Francisco Liriano Activated, Matt Hague Optioned Back to Indianapolis

Starter Francisco Liriano has been activated from the disabled list to start today’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned Matt Hague back to Indianapolis. Liriano started on rehab with Indianapolis on Monday and pitched brilliantly. He threw six shutout innings, allowing three hits, no walks and he struck out eight batters. Ryan Palencer covered the...

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Pirates Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Rafael Perez to Minor League Deal
Jul12

Pirates Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Rafael Perez to Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Rafael Perez to a minor league deal and have assigned him to Indianapolis, per an Indianapolis press release. Perez has a career 3.64 ERA in 329 innings in the majors, with a 7.3 K/9 and a 3.2 BB/9. He spent all seven years in the majors with the Cleveland Indians, with his last year being 2012. Perez spent the 2013 season between the Boston and Minnesota farm systems, and has...

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Pirates Release Yao-Hsun Yang
Jul11

Pirates Release Yao-Hsun Yang

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Taiwanese pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang. The 31-year-old lefty had been pitching with the Altoona Curve this season. He joined the team in early June and pitched 11 times in relief, posting a 6.48 ERA over 16.2 innings. Yang has had control issues, allowing 18 walks and his most recent outing(six ER in 1.1 IP) was his worst of the season. He has pitched in Japan and for Chinese Taipei in two World Baseball...

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